"I'm very happy about this compliment," Dembele said. "It's a bit difficult to focus too much on that, because after all you have to perform every week and you need to be focused for the next game and if I will always think about this compliment it's not always good."
Speaking about the future of teammate Toby Alderweireld, who has suffered from injury this term, Dembele said: "I think he's fit but for details I think it's better he speaks with you because it's difficult to talk about other players.
"Obviously he's a very good player, a very important player. Here in the national team we have a lot of good players and at Tottenham as well we have a lot of good players, so it's always difficult to talk about."