Martin Jol says Tottenham ace Mousa Dembele is better than Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal

Al Ahly's manager Martin Jol during the international friendly match between AS Roma and Al Ahly on May 20, 2016 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele is one of the finest midfield players on the continent.

Tottenham football club manager Martin Jol (2nd R) watches his players as they train at Spurs Lodge in east London, 24 August 2007, ahead of their game against Manchester United on Sunday....

Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol spoke exclusively to Belgian media outlet Volkskrant, and raved about the quality of Mousa Dembele, claiming that he is a better player than Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal.

The Dutchman managed Dembele during his time in charge at Fulham, before selling him onto Spurs in the summer of 2012, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £15 million.

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.

The 30-year-old has since gone on to establish himself as one of the continent's finest box-to-box midfield players, and is now widely considered as one of the Lilywhites' most important players.

Jol raved about the quality of Dembele, when speaking exclusively to Belgian publication Volkskrant, claiming that the midfielder is better than Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal:

Tottenham manager Martin Jol salutes fans at the end of the English Premiership football clash between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Derby County FC at Tottenham's White Hart Lane stadium,...

“Dembélé was my best player. I wanted to take away the pressure of scoring. In England, a striker and a number 10 have to score, but Dembélé was always asked to play further back."

He was then asked by the Belgian newspaper if there is anyone better in the role that the Belgian plays:

"Maybe Pogba or Vidal, but Mousa is better.”

The Belgium international's numbers are surprisingly inadequate, for someone who is rated so highly.

He has chalked up just 10 goals and 11 assists in 230 appearances for Tottenham, and if he could somehow find away of being more productive in the final third, he would then surely reach the elite world-class level.

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