The 28-year-old has been a commanding physical presence in the midfield behind breakthrough star Dele Alli and is a key driving force of the side Pochettino has built this season.
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His ability to win the ball back and begin attacks from deep has been a crucial aspect of the North London side's game, and Alderweireld has hailed his fellow Belgian.
The defender told the club's official website that he truly believes Dembele should be recognised as one of the best midfielders in world football.
Alderweireld said: "He’s one of the best midfielders in the world and that’s it, really. I can’t say anything else.
"At some point people were asking ‘is his full quality coming out?’ but this season with the group, everyone gives him confidence. He’s injury free and that’s important for the way he plays. He takes a lot of knocks!
"People want to be physical with him and it can be difficult but he’s managed that so impressively. His strength on the ball is incredible, his technique is amazing - put that together and you have Mousa Dembele."
Despite his impressive season and Alderweireld's glowing reference, Dembele was not one of the four Tottenham players selected for the PFA Team of the Year, with Leicester City's N'Golo Kante and Spurs' Alli instead chosen in central midfield.
Spurs take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night knowing they must win to prevent Leicester sealing the Premier League title.