Kyle Walker has lavished praise on to former Tottenham Hotspur teammate, Mousa Dembele.
The 32-year-old was reflecting on his time at Spurs in an interview with Sky Sports before he joined Manchester City in 2017.
Looking back on his time at Tottenham Hotspur, Kyle Walker singled Mousa Dembele out for praise.
Kyle Walker raves about former Tottenham teammate Mousa Dembele
The Belgian midfielder is the ultimate player’s player, as while he never particularly got the plaudits he deserved, fellow professionals needed no reminding of how brilliant he was.
Even Kieran Trippier, who has played alongside the likes of Harry Kane and Luis Suarez named the 35-year-old as the best player he has ever played alongside.
Kyle Walker has said the same when reflecting on Mousa Dembele and Mauricio Pochettino’s high-flying Tottenham side.
“The team I left at Tottenham was incredible. It was me, Danny Rose on the flanks. We had a young Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, [Jan] Vertonghen, [Toby] Alderweireld, and Mousa Dembele, who’s probably the best player I have ever seen play football. I left a good Tottenham team.”
Mousa Dembele should have played at a higher level
Whether Kyle Walker truly believes Mousa Dembele was a better player than the likes of Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne deserves a follow-up question in the future.
However, Dembele really was a special midfielder, capable of gliding with the ball forward effortlessly, breaking the lines in his sleep, winning the ball back efficiently while being built like a brick.
While the former Fulham dynamo played at a top level, it is a shame that he perhaps did not get the chance to play for a true superteam, as he certainly had the ability to do so.
Mousa Dembele is the type of footballer that would thrive in any era and for any side that needed a box-to-box midfielder, he would have ticked all the boxes.