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Tottenham midfielder Dembele appreciates Pochettino's Maradona comparison

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is determined to repay the support he's received from manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Dembele has been compared by his boss to the all-time greats such as Diego Maradona and Ronaldinho.

“It's a personal goal for myself and for the team." said Dembele: “In the past we spoke a lot as well, so it's not something new.

“He speaks a lot with me, and gives me confidence. He's mentioned these kinds of things to me in the past.

“Obviously he's been giving me confidence and it's a good thing, but you always want to win something, so it doesn't change my role.

“Everybody likes to be appreciated. It's a good feeling, but there's so much to play for still."

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