By Richard Parks
Football fans took to Twitter to rave about Mousa Dembele for his performance in Tottenham’s thrilling 2-2 Champions League draw against Juventus on Tuesday night.
Spurs produced a brilliant performance to come from 2-0 down in Turin to give themselves a great chance of progressing into the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier competition.
A Gonzalo Higuain double had put Juventus two goals clear inside 10 minutes and left the visitors with a mountain to climb at the raucous Allianz Stadium.
But Tottenham dominated possession and grew into the game, securing a much-deserved draw through excellent goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.
At the heart of a memorable performance was Dembele, who was sensational in central midfield against the much-vaunted Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira.
Spurs supporters were not the only ones hailing the dominance of Belgium international Dembele, with fans of other clubs watching the live televised match also struck by how he dominated such a marquee match away from home.
A few hailed him as a “world class’ operator while others said he was the outstanding central midfielder in the world following excellent recent performances against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Here is a selection of the best messages on Twitter:
Dembele putting in performance pogba should be putting week on week out. If only Pochettino man *sigh*
— 7???????? (@ltsRonaldoFC) February 13, 2018
— Smithy / FrankyFryer (@SmithySoccerAM) February 13, 2018
The major difference between Tottenham’s and Liverpool’s defense is they play Dembele where we play Wijnaldum.
One rules the midfield while the other is busy scratching his balls in away games.
— Sneh Patel (@snehliverbird) February 14, 2018
Dembele was a master in midfield, he must have faked out everyone in the Juve midfield at least once. Vertonghen and Sanchez had brilliant games, not to mention Eriksen stepping up big time to the occasion. Brilliant in possession and so cheeky with his balls into the box
— Taz Siddiqui (@FishInDistress) February 14, 2018
Dembele bossed Juve around today wow
— ESC (@edxlogy) February 14, 2018
— Waynesheffield (@waynesheffield) February 14, 2018
I Can’t describe how brilliantly Moussa dembelé Was. Just Wow
— Survivor (@m7md_ibrahim7) February 13, 2018
And Mousa Dembele. Wow. Written off by many with laborious performances but the last 4 games he has been fantastic!! #COYS
— Alex Reddick (@AlexReddick) February 13, 2018
When is Dembele awarded with the Balon D’or?? Had the keys to Turin tonight. WOW. #COYS
— Oliver Donovan (@Donny1013) February 13, 2018
— Josh (@Pezza_96) February 13, 2018
Wow Dembele just wow
— $carlo Q (@quadir_maynard) February 13, 2018
— Vivek Gor (@vivekgor07) February 13, 2018
Goals are not everything. Dembele is so good his strength alone is unreal. And he is crazy underrated
— ClinicalSonny ♛ (@GOATaiGaa) February 13, 2018
In other Tottenham news, Daniel Levy has jetted off on a transatlantic mission to seal a sensational £20million-a-year Spurs deal.