Mousa Dembele on what everybody wanted to see Harry Kane do this season

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Mousa Dembele believes everybody wanted to see Harry Kane prove his quality this season.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has been quoted by ESPN as saying that Harry Kane is an 'unbelievable player' having confirmed his quality this season.

Dembele, 28, has enjoyed his best season in a Spurs shirt since signing from Fulham back in he summer of 2012, having become a major part of Mauricio Pochettino's first team this season.

The Belgian has been superb, but much of Tottenham's title challenge has been down to the goals of star striker Harry Kane, who has again been Spurs' main source of goals.

Kane, 22, took his goal tall for the season to 22 on Sunday, having scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa, building on his superb exploits from last season.

In his first full season in the Spurs first team, Kane smashed 31 goals in all competitions, but many pundits still had questions about Kane, suggesting he may have just been a one-season wonder and had to prove himself in his second season before truly being regarded as a top-class striker.

Whilst his campaign started slowly, Kane has once again hit goal after goal, prompting praise from his Spurs team-mate Dembele.

Dembele has now told ESPN that he thinks everybody wanted to see whether Kane could confirm his quality, and he has proven that he is an 'unbelievable player', whilst the midfielder claims he is happy to be playing alongside Kane at White Hart Lane.

"It's the hardest thing to confirm that," said Dembele. "Everybody - not in our team but on the outside - was a bit like: 'We'll see if he can confirm it'. He is very talented. Everybody sees an unbelievable player who can make the team win even if sometimes the team isn't playing that well. He can make the difference. He's an unbelievable player and I'm happy he plays for us," he added.

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