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
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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.