By Derek Smithson
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele has revealed that he would love to chip in with more goals next season.
The 30-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in the starting line-up and is considered to be one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most crucial players.
He formed a brilliant partnership alongside teammate Victor Wanyama last season in the centre of the pitch as Spurs clinched second in the Premier League.
Dembele is recognised for his huge physical presence and intelligence in possession, which has seen him become a fan favourite since his arrival from Fulham in 2012.
However, the Belgium international has explained that he wants to become a greater goal threat ahead of next season to improve his overall game.
“It’s a new season and you want to challenge yourself so for me, the last two seasons have been good, but I want to want to improve in certain areas, maybe scoring more goals,” Dembele said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “To do that you have to believe in yourself and work hard.
“That’s not difficult in this team because you only have players who want to work hard. It’s just a matter of following what everyone does and hopefully I’ll get there.
Demeble scored just one goal in 39 appearances last season for Spurs, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen providing the main source of goals.
The central midfielder has been unable to provide a regular goal threat during his time with the club and excelled in his defensive work.
He has managed just 10 goals in 197 appearances for the north London club, but showed earlier in his career with AZ Alkmaar that he can make a solid contribution in front of goal.
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