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Chris Waddle compares Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele with Paul Gascoigne

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur battles for the ball with Andreas Christensen of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on...

Chris Waddle says Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele should score more goals.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur and Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August...

Chris Waddle says that Mousa Dembele reminds him of Tottenham Hotspur and England legend Paul Gascoigne.

Waddle, who played for four years for Spurs and was on the losing side in the 1987 FA Cup Final, has showered heaps of praise on the Belgian midfielder.

The 56-year-old says that Dembele is a strong footballer, who has great control over the ball, and has a great passing ability.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur attempts to get psat Andreas Christensen of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 20,...

Dembele joined Spurs in 2012 from Fulham, and since then has been a key player for the north London club.

Waddle says that one area where Dembele, who has 62 caps for the Belgium national team, can improve is in the scoring department and that he should score more goals. 

“Like Gazza, he is so difficult to dispossess,” said Waddle, as quoted by The Mirror. “He is as strong as an ox. He has great control and can pass a ball.

“If there is one thing he can ­improve, it is that he should score more goals. He has the ability to do that – at Wembley or anywhere else.”

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur battles for the ball with Andreas Christensen of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on...

Tottenham lost their previous Premier League match against Chelsea at Wembley which prompted talks that Spurs will struggle to play at their best in their temporary home while the new stadium is being built.

Waddle believes that is certainly not the case, and that Spurs have the squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

Spurs will try to get back to winning ways when they face Burnley on Sunday.

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