Tottenham’s striking options received an unlikely volunteer at the weekend in the shape of our defensive midfielder Moussa Dembele. The Belgian scored on his debut against Norwich earlier in the season and with a lack of cover up front, Dembele offered his services should Andre Villas-Boas wish to take that chance.
Asked if he would play up front if needed, Moussa said,
“Of course, if the manager thinks that is the best option, why not?”
Dembele can play as an attacking midfielder too and before he came to England, his goal scoring ratio was a very respectable one. In Holland for example, he netted ten times in 39 games for AZ before maintaining a similar record at AZ with 37 goals in 160 appearances.
Since then however, goal scoring has dipped but then again, this isn’t the player’s job.
It’s unclear as to why Moussa was asked this question in the first place but it was one of the more interesting striking options to be suggested. In your opinion, is it worth a punt in the Europa League this week?