Mousa Dembele has emerged as a key Tottenham player

By Amir Mir

Charlie Adam believes Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele has the ability to become the “complete midfielder” if he adds goals to his game.

Stoke’s Adam, 3o, heaped high praise on the 29-year-old Belgium international as he revealed that Dembele is one of the toughest players he has come up against.

Dembele, who used to play as a striker during his early playing days played a staring role for his club side as they drew 1-1 against north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday.

Former Liverpool midfielder Adam revealed what his fellow Premier League player needs to do to take the next step in his career.

“I think Dembele has got to score more goals,” Adams told the Monday night club on BBC Radio 5 live. “For his ability, he must add goals to his game and if he does that then he would be a hell of a player.

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“He is one of the toughest players I have played against. If he can add goals then he can go onto another level.

“He’s got power, he has pace, he can drive, and he can dribble with it. But he just needs to add the goals, if he can do that then I would say he is the complete midfielder.”

Dembele has played eight Premier League and Champions League games for Spurs this season, where he has provided one assist.

During his time with the north London club he has scored nine goals in 166 appearances as he scored seven with former club Fulham.

His best scoring tally came with Dutch giants AZ Alkmaar when he found the net on 33 occasions in 148 games.

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