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Mousa 'one of the best' - Toby

Posted on 1 May 2016  - 16:10

Toby Alderweireld doesn’t need many words to describe Mousa Dembele.

Celebrations after Mousa's goal at BournemouthMousa and Toby up against Chelsea in November

“He’s one of the best midfielders in the world and that’s it, really. I can’t say anything else.”

Few will argue.

Mousa has been outstanding gliding around the central midfield  areas this season with strength on the ball and ability to lose markers particularly catching the eye.

A couple of stats tell a story, not least an 89.9% completion rate from over 1,300 passes in 28 Premier League appearances (26 starts). How about winning 84 of 104 tackles? It’s a part of Mousa’s game that can’t go unnoticed.

“At some point people were asking ‘is his full quality coming out?’ but this season with the group, everyone gives him confidence.

“He’s injury free and that’s important for the way he plays. He takes a lot of knocks!

“People want to be physical with him and it can be difficult but he’s managed that so impressively.

“His strength on the ball is incredible, his technique is amazing - put that together and you have Mousa Dembele.”

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