Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has told ESPN that he isn’t convinced that he is in the form of his life right now.
Dembele has been nothing short of a revelation since breaking into Spurs’ team this campaign, and his performances in the heart of midfield have been highly impressive.
However, the former Fulham man believes he is just receiving more attention now - as Spurs are doing so well in the league.
"It's difficult to answer because the team is doing very well as well, and I'm a part of it,” he said, when asked whether he is in the form of his life.
"I'm very happy. I think they're are seasons when I've played very good as well but maybe the results weren't that good so it's always difficult to say. There were seasons when I said 'I'm playing really good, I'm playing well'.
"But of course people are going to say this is my best season.”
Last summer, Dembele’s future at Tottenham looked to be in a precarious position.
The 28-year-old made just 10 starts in the Premier League throughout the entirety of the 2014/15 campaign, but he has been given a new lease of life this term.
Pochettino has put Dembele into a more defensive midfield role, and the former Fulham man has thrived with more time on the ball.
Dembele’s form has played a major part in Tottenham’s push for the Premier League title this season, and he has been rewarded with a new long-term contract, which highlights his new found importance to Pochettino’s side.