Villas-Boas impressed by Dembele Tottenham debut

The Belgium international opened his account on his first appearance at White Hart Lane against Norwich and the new Spurs boss is confident it is 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.

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The former Fulham midfielder, who completed his switch across London to White Hart Lane for 19million last week, 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 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.