Andre impressed with Mousa
Andre Villas-Boas paid tribute to Mousa Dembele’s impact after his goalscoring debut against Norwich City on Saturday.
The Belgian international stepped out for his first appearance at the start of his second half and impressed immediately with his incisive passing.
He then brought the house down with a fine strike to open the scoring after 68 minutes.
Picking up the ball from Jermain Defoe just outside the box, Mousa turned Jonny Howson before hitting an arrow of a shot home with his left foot from 18 yards.
Unfortunately, the dream debut didn’t end as planned as Robert Snodgrass fired home a late equaliser for the Canaries.
"Mousa looked extremely good and it was a great finish,” said Andre.
“He's a player who has tremendous technical skills, very creative playing forward and he really improved our game in the second half.
“He's a player we can count on for the season.”