By Dominic Toner
Victor Wanyama claims his Tottenham team-mate Mousa Dembele is the best central midfielder he has ever played with.
Wanyama, 25, moved to White Hart Lane in the summer and has cemented his place in the club’s midfield after some solid performances.
The Kenyan international has only made seven appearances alongside Dembele, with the latter missing the early stages of the season through injuries and suspension.
Mauricio Pochettino used the two central midfielders against Arsenal before the international break and Dembele delivered a man-of-the-match display in the 1-1 draw.
Wanyama was asked on a Twitter Q&A session who the best central midfielder is that he has played with and gave an emphatic response.
“I think the best CM I have played alongside is Mousa Dembele, he’s very good, he’s unbelievable. So I think it is easy to choose,” Wanyama said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Spurs supporters are delighted by the emerging partnership that is forming between Wanyama and Dembele, with the two midfielders both very strong and physical.
Wanyama has played with a number of top central midfielders in his career during his time at Southampton and Celtic, meaning he had some high profile names he could have selected over Dembele.
His former Southampton team-mates included Morgan Schneiderlin and Adam Lallana, while he also played alongside current Celtic captain Scott Brown during his time in Scotland.
Dembele, 29, is currently in the peak of his career and has demonstrated what a crucial player is to Spurs.
The Belgian international played a major role in the club’s third-placed league finish last season and is regarded as one of the strongest players in the division.
Pochettino still has England man Eric Dier to come back into his midfield, who is currently filling in at centre-back, and will have a tough job selecting his starting XI.
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