Villas-Boas impressed by Dembele Tottenham debut

The Belgium international opened his account in his first home match against Norwich City and the new Spurs boss is confident that it was a sign of things to come

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has hailed new signing Mousa Dembele following his goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Norwich City.

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The former Fulham midfielder, who completed his switch across London to White Hart Lane for £15 million late in the transfer window, stepped off the bench at half-time and subsequently rifled beyond the despairing John Ruddy just 23 minutes into his debut.

And, though Robert Snodgrass' last-gasp equaliser snatched a point for the Canaries and denied Dembele a dream start, Villas-Boas is confident that the Belgian will be instrumental for his side this campaign.

"Mousa looked extremely good and it was a great finish,"  he told the club's official website.

"He's a player who has tremendous technical skills, very creative playing forward and he really improved our game in the second half.

"He's a player we can count on for the season."

Tottenham travel to Premier League new-boys Reading after the international break in search of their first three points of the season.