Dempsey often played in wide positions at Fulham but he has been used as an advanced midfielder or even as a forward during his early weeks at Spurs.
“It makes me more of a complete player as I can play in a number of positions at the highest level,” said the American, who is one of 14 senior players at Spurs away on international duty.
“I like playing in any position that allows me to attack and score goals. It was a great time to open my account and the importance of the game made it more special.
“We’ve been playing a lot of games lately so it’s good to have got the results we have in the last few fixtures.”