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Tottenham would have won Champions League final vs. Liverpool if they had kept Mousa Dembele

talksport: Kieran Trippier believes Tottenham would have won the 2019 Champions League final if they had kept hold of Mousa Dembele.

The Belgium midfielder, 32, joined Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F for £11million in January 2019.

Tottenham made it to the Champions League final later that year, but lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.

Trippier, who played in the final before completing a £20m move to Atletico Madrid in the summer, reckons Dembele was a big miss for Spurs in the European showpiece.

The England right-back told the Beautiful Game podcast: “They’ve got quality players, but, for me, the little fine margins of winning something is obviously when Mousa left. That’s my opinion.

“As a player you don’t want to see a player like Mousa leave, especially in January. Unless there was something that he needed to leave or whatever, I honestly don’t know.

“It didn’t make sense because he’s the fine margins of winning you the Champions League final. That’s how good he was.

“He could have three players around him and you could give him the ball.

“The amount of respect the players had for him, and to see a player like that leave in January when you are going through a difficult season, for me, it didn’t make sense.

“That’s just my opinion. I don’t want to speak on any of the players’ thoughts on that.

“As soon as he goes it just saps it out of you because you’ve lost Mousa Dembele.”

Dembele arrived at Tottenham in a £15m deal from Fulham in 2012.

He went on to make 250 appearances for Spurs, but struggled with various injuries at times.

Source: Published by talksport

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Gideon
Gideon
3 days ago

Nice one

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
3 days ago

True talk

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
3 days ago

True talk

Aba Osita Oscar
Aba Osita Oscar
3 days ago

Not really

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
3 days ago

This is great.

Adisa Taiwo
Adisa Taiwo
3 days ago

Not really

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
3 days ago

Yeah

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
3 days ago

It’s not true…

Joshua Chidiebere Emetu
Joshua Chidiebere Emetu
3 days ago

This is very true

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
3 days ago

Liverpool would win

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
3 days ago

Yeah

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
3 days ago

So funny

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
3 days ago

Nice talk

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
3 days ago

True be told

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
3 days ago

This is not true, Liverpool will still win

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
3 days ago

That’s right.

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
3 days ago

Liverpool still would have win d match

Okebowale Ayomide
Okebowale Ayomide
3 days ago

True talk

Oyewale Emmanuel
Oyewale Emmanuel
3 days ago

well its only your opinion

Ibiyemi abiola atbass
Ibiyemi abiola atbass
3 days ago

True talk

Oladosu Olumide
Oladosu Olumide
3 days ago

Good

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
3 days ago

Really

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
3 days ago

Indeed

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
3 days ago

Lol 😂

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
3 days ago

I liked Dembele a lot mostly because of he’s agility.

Anthony Akoh
Anthony Akoh
3 days ago

I totally disagree but he would have made a difference no doubt but Liverpool would have still won it.

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
3 days ago

He is a great player but he wouldn’t stop Liverpool from wining

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
3 days ago

Not really

Juliet chinyere
Juliet chinyere
3 days ago

Na true talk

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
3 days ago

he may have help

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
3 days ago

Liverpool will win

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
3 days ago

Yes mousa created a vacuum

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
3 days ago

That’s crying over a spilled milk

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
3 days ago

would have helped Tottenham a lot

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
3 days ago

Good update

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
3 days ago

True talk

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
3 days ago

Maybe.

Peace okocha
Peace okocha
3 days ago

I strongly disagree

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
3 days ago

True. Dembele is a star player

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
3 days ago

He’s really good

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
3 days ago

That’s not quite true

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
3 days ago

Well said

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
3 days ago

Yeah

Akinrinade Akinniyi
Akinrinade Akinniyi
3 days ago

You are right

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
3 days ago

That doesn’t mean Liverpool cannot win again.

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
3 days ago

Nice one

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
3 days ago

Not really true

Esther areo
Esther areo
3 days ago

Nice one

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
3 days ago

He is a good player but he couldn’t have stopped Liverpool from winning. They will still win.

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
3 days ago

Don’t agrrr