• David Tyrer

Moura questions whether Van Dijk's the best in the world (or wasn't dribbled past)

Front-runner for the Ballon d'Or, Virgil Van Dijk, is renowned this season for not having been dribbled past, despite having faced the likes of Neymar, Messi and.. Lucas Moura.

The big Dutchman has become thought of as the best in the world in his position this season, and few doubt his credentials, a few biased Man City and Spurs fans aside.

But on being informed of these facts, Spurs forward Lucas Moura has questioned Van Dijk's credentials, and also claimed he may have dribbled past Van Dijk himself.

You may remember Moura from such games as the Champions League final, where he was dropped for Harry Kane, after having scored a hat-trick in the semi-final second leg.

In an interview this week, via the Liverpool Echo, said: "Dude, now this question there I don’t know if it’s true. They say he hasn’t been dribbled past since… whatever. If the guy is past him, it’s already a dribble.

"Have I already gone past him? I don’t know, but the guys must have gone past him now.

"I know I scored a goal against Liverpool (at Anfield in Tottenham's 2-1 defeat in March), we lost, but I scored against Liverpool and he was left behind. But he’s great. He is."

The Spurs forward goes on to say that he agrees that Van Dijk is amongst the best three centre backs in the world, but refuses to state emphatically that he's the best.


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