Dembele actually looked lethargic over the early months of this campaign, but in recent weeks he has been simply brilliant.
The Belgian international put in a masterclass of a performance during Tottenham’s contest with Juventus last night.
And Lineker claims that Dembele totally changes the way Spurs plays when he is on song.
“I don’t know if you agree with me, but when Dembele is in form Spurs are a different team,” Lineker said.
The former Spurs striker’s claim was backed up by Steven Gerrard, who is also a big admirer of Dembele.
The Liverpool legend said: “I’ve played against him. He’s so strong. He uses his arms so well. He can burst past you at any given moment. He’s playing with such confidence at the moment.”
Dembele’s performance set the tone for Spurs last night, as they picked up a highly credible 2-2 draw in Italy.
Tottenham had fallen 2-0 down in the first 10 minutes, but they stood firm and turned the tie around.
Goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have given them a real chance of qualifying for the next round and knocking Juve out of the competition.