Dembele is a Genius like Okocha – Pochettino

Dembele is a Genius like Okocha – Pochettino

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.”

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