By Dominic Toner
Mousa Dembele played 90 minutes in the draw against Bournemouth – and the Tottenham fans praised the midfielder on Twitter.
Spurs recorded a goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium and missed the opportunity to go top of the Premier League.
Dembele, 29, was named in the starting XI for just the second time this season after missing through suspensions and injuries.
The Belgian midfielder delivered a solid performance on Saturday and completed his first 90 minutes of the Premier League season.
The result leaves Spurs third in the table and a point adrift of new table toppers Arsenal, but they are still the only unbeaten side still in the division.
Spurs fans were thrilled with Dembele’s contribution against Bournemouth and highlighted a great partnership alongside Victor Wanyama in midfield.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Dembele has been outstanding for #spurs – best player on the pitch
— Dipak (@dipaksiyani) October 22, 2016
Dembelè deserved to be the man of the match. Displayed the stability that Spurs craved for on Tuesday ????????????
— Lafferty (@nashpalinho) October 22, 2016
— Joe Sothcott (@Joe_Sothcott) October 22, 2016
DEMBELE IS MY MOTM, YOU ARE A BEAST MOUSA, NEVER LEAVE US ????????
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) October 22, 2016
I love mousa dembele
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@louisrhone) October 22, 2016
— Kim (@kim_spurs80) October 22, 2016
Dembele has made 163 appearances for Spurs since joining from Fulham, scoring nine goals and supplying nine assists.
The central midfielder was a regular feature last season and helped the club to a third-placed finish in the Premier League.
He will hope to regain his place in the side and faces tough competition from summer arrival Wanyama.
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters reacted to Erik Lamela’s performance against Bournemouth.