BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
MOUSSA DEMBELE is the quiet kid who is destined to be a big noise in World football, according to Celtic teammate Kolo Toure.
The French starlet enhanced his growing reputation on Monday evening by putting England’s under-21 side to the sword with a sensational double in a 3-2 victory for Les Bleus.
The 20-year-old’s form at club level has been no less impressive, bagging 16 goals in 24 outings for the Hoops, including a hat-trick on his Old Firm debut and three goals in the Champions League group stage.
And he reckons the prodigious youngster is destined to follow the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry by becoming a talisman of the France national team.
“I see Moussa as the next big star of the French team,” the Ivorian told French radio station, RMC Sport. “He’s a great player and a great talent.
“What really convinces me of that fact is his mentality. I have spent a lot of time with him and he is extraordinary – he is always listening.
“He does not speak much, but when he does, it is meaningful.
“Moussa has surrounded himself with good people, he has an agent who has been with him since a young age and is ready to do absolutely anything for him.
“He focuses during training and is not big-headed, as some young players could be. I’m very impressed and he has a big future.”