Tottenham Hotspur icon Jurgen Klinsmann has heaped praise on former Spurs attacker Clint Dempsey.

The 31-year-old was in unstoppable form last night, helping himself to a hat-trick for MLS outfit Seattle Sounders in a 4-4 draw with Portland. Ex-Germany international Klinsmann, who earned cult status among Spurs fans during two spells in north London, is now head coach of the USA and was delighted to see the national side’s skipper rediscover his best form ahead of this summer’s World Cup campaign. Dempsey came in for criticism during a six-week stay at relegation-threatened Fulham at the start of the year after failing to hit the heights of his first stint at Craven Cottage, between 2007 and 2012.
He failed to impress in five outings and returned to his parent club on a mission to get back to his best before hooking up with Klinsmann’s squad in Brazil. Klinsmann said on Twitter: “Great performance from our captain Clint Dempsey.

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