Mousa Dembele credits Toby Alderweireld for Tottenham form

The midfielder insists that he is not enjoying his best form at present, despite having impressed in recent weeks.

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has credited defender Toby Alderweireld with helping the side to improve this season, reports the Mirror.

The Belgian defender was secured from Atletico Madrid in the summer, having impressed while on loan Southampton last season.

He has quickly established himself in the heart of the Spurs defence, forming an impressive partnership with compatriot Jan Vertonghen.

That solid defensive base has been key to Spurs’ fine form this season, with that area of the side having been one of particular weakness last year.

And Dembele has credited his fellow countryman with having played a big part in their strong start so far.

“I have known Toby a long time and I know he is a player you can count on,” the Mirror reports him as saying.

“He is not going to do stupid things, he is not going to take a lot of risks, and he is like a businessman on the pitch. He knows what he can do and the manager likes this as well.”

Another Belgian who has been impressive is Dembele himself, having impressed many with his performances so far this season.

He had looked surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, but has now firmly established himself in the side to keep the likes of Ryan Mason out of the team.

His good form has helped him find his goalscoring touch, leading to some suggesting this is the best form of his Spurs career to date.

He though, says that he has had better moments in the past.

“In the past I have probably played better, had better moments,” he added.

“Now I am a bit more attacking, not just in one game but a few. I am scoring more and maybe it seems I am more consistent. The consistency the team is showing is helping as well.”

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