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‘You couldn’t get the ball off him’ – Riise names the best Tottenham player he’s ever seen with the ball


Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise thinks that ex-Spurs midfielder Moussa Dembele is ‘the best player I have seen with the ball’.

Speaking on the Filthy Fellas podcast, the Norwegian footballer recalls his time at Fulham with the midfielder. He was fascinated by how incredible Dembele was with the ball and how great his vision of the pitch was.

‘Oh my goodness. He is the best player I have seen when it comes to what he can do with the ball. His touch. You couldn’t get the ball off him.’

‘Everybody says that in every club. He was unbelievable. He comes to training and he is so chilled, like he is on the pitch and relaxed. It doesn’t look like he cares.’

The former Belgium national team player was sold, after a string of injuries, to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F for £11 million in January 2019 (BBC Sport).