Gary Lineker claims Tottenham Hotspur are a totally different team with Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham in action during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Mousa Dembele was in wonderful form as Tottenham Hotspur picked up a 2-2 draw with Juventus last night.

Ex-Spurs player Gary Lineker looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on April 10, 2016 in London, England.

Gary Lineker has told BT Sport, during their Champions League coverage on 13th February, that Tottenham Hotspur are a different team when Mousa Dembele is on form.

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.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele (L) and Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match...

“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.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur passes the ball under pressure from Joss Labadie of Newport County during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newport County and Tottenham...

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.

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