Mousa Dembele: This Tottenham regular coaches teammates
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has revealed that Victor Wanyama sometimes coaches his teammates during matches.
Wanyama has become a regular in the Spurs side this season following his £11million arrival from Southampton.
The 25-year-old has made 39 appearances across all competitions and is a mainstay in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
He has built up a formidable partnership alongside Dembele in the centre of the midfield, with the pairing regarded as two of the strongest in the Premier League.
Dembele has admitted how big an impact Wanyama has made at White Hart Lane and claims he often coaches some of the other players.
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“Neither of us are unbelievable speakers on the pitch but he (Wanyama) does coach players in games sometimes and before the matches we speak as well, giving each other good information and advice,” Dembele said, as quoted by the club’s programme.
Wanyama has cemented his position as the defensive midfielder since his arrival and that has meant Eric Dier pushing back into defence.
Meanwhile, combative midfielder Dembele has proved to be the perfect partner in the middle and the pair have been two of the most consistent performers this season.
Wanyama made 97 appearances during his spell with Southampton, as well as featuring 91 times for Scottish giants Celtic.
The Kenya international has made a seamless transition at the north London club and have already become a leader in the side.
In other Tottenham news, Robbie Savage has delivered his verdict on the club’s chances of catching Chelsea.