Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is technically greater than Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard and Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, says former Belgian international Wesley Sonck.
Sonck, the former Ajax striker, believes the Spurs midfielder has the most talent of the entire Belgian squad.
“Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Vanden Borre… But I insist: the greatest talent is Mousa Dembele,” Sonck told HLN.
“Some may say they want Eden or De Bruyne, but Mousa has the most qualities – it’s not normal how strong he is on the ball.”
Dembele has struggled to get off the mark for Spurs this season, with injury halting any progress. Dembele returned to the match-day squad in the 2-2 draw with Swansea but did not feature.
But Sonck says he has done wondrous things in Belgian training, embarrassing fellow Premier League stars.
“I’ve seen him during training turn Kompany into a fool,” said Sonck.
Belgium face Andorra in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers tomorrow night.