Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has compared the departed midfielder Moussa Dembele to his PSG teammate and Nigeria football Legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.
Dembele left Spurs after six and a half years, signing a three year deal with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F and in a tribute to the Belgian, that came as early as 2017, Pochettino credited him with the same influence and genius as Okocha.
“I always say to him: ‘Mousa, when I write my book, you will be one of my genius players that I have been lucky enough to meet,” Pochettino said per The Guardian.
“One was Maradona; also Ronaldinho, Okocha and Iván de la Peña – he was a genius, too – and then Mousa. We always tell Mousa that if we had taken him at 18 or 19, he would have become one of the best players in the world.”