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'Spurs Star Is Like Maradona, Ronaldinho & Okocha'

'Spurs Star Is Like Maradona, Ronaldinho & Okocha'

By SL International - Feb 25, 2018 12:01 PM

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has put one of his stars in the same bracket as Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha.

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Spurs midfielder Moussa Dembele has received a lot of praise for some his performances this season.

The Spurs manager has praised the Belgian's ability and has compared him to Maradona, Ronaldinho and Okocha, who he played with during his playing days.

"I can talk about [Dembele] because I know very well him after nearly four years," Pochettino told a pre-match news conference, according to FourFourTwo,

"I have told you - and some people use my word to describe him - he is a genius of football.

"He is this type of player I put next to Ronaldinho, Maradona, [Jay-Jay] Okocha – players that I was lucky to play with. For me, he is one of the unbelievable talents in the history of football.

"For him, it was always difficult to be fit – he's always fighting for his fitness – but now he's in an amazing moment and he deserves all the praise people are giving him."

Do you agree with Pochettino's remarks about Dembele? Have your say in the comment section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Feb 26, 2018 04:07 AM
Dembele keeps improving in every game he plays.
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Thobeka Masina Feb 25, 2018 08:25 PM
spurs coach played with okocha? how old is he kants?
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Stuart Alois Feb 25, 2018 06:35 PM
Ronaldinho 10 n Jay Jay 10...Wizards of all time
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Matayitayi Feb 25, 2018 03:06 PM
Not in that level..he has won nothing
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great player
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Feb 25, 2018 12:58 PM
You're drunk now cowch, this is a great insult to the mentioned football geniuses.

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