Manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham ace Mousa Dembele as a footballing “genius” following his superb display against North London rivals Arsenal on Sunday, according to the Evening Standard.
The 44-year-old, who becomes the first Spurs boss to remain undefeated against the Gunners in his first five top-flight meetings, was full of praise for the central midfielder as his team maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League so far this season.
He said, “Dembele is a genius. He could play 20 only minutes against [Bayer] Leverkusen but today he was one of the best.
“We showed a strong performance from the whole team.
“It was a very competitive game and it was a very good game to watch.”
Dembele, 29, has provided one assist in eight appearances in all competitions for the North London outfit so far this term.