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Sounders star praises Leicester but wants Spurs to win Premier League

Clint Dempsey warms up before the Sounders game against Sporting KC (Photo: Denisemccooey©)

Seattle Sounders front man Clint Dempsey has praised Leicester City and his former club Tottenham Hotspur for their efforts in the Premier League this season.

The USA international, who used to ply his trade in England, having spent six years in London with Fulham and Spurs, can’t speak highly enough of what the top two sides are achieving.

“Leicester has done incredible and Tottenham has just been consistent throughout the whole season,” he told Goal USA.

“It’s about these next few months and seeing who wants it more. I’ve never seen anything like Leicester’s incredible run. It’s been pretty amazing.”

Dempsey began his professional career with New England Revolution in 2004 and left for Fulham in 2007, where he spent five years before joining Tottenham in 2012.

He arrived in Seattle in 2013 and has enjoyed his return to MLS, helping the Sounders to a Supporters’ Shield title and US Open Cup in 2014.

A look at his career in numbers below shows he’s been a success wherever he goes:

Clint Dempsey's club career in numbers

Clint Dempsey’s club career in numbers

The 32 year old puts Leicester’s success down to hard work, but has admitted he’d prefer to see his old club Spurs go on to lift the title in May.

“It just goes to show you that anything can happen in the league if you prepare and are organised and have belief, you can do the impossible.

“It would be crazy to see them win, but since I played with Tottenham I’m going to have to root for them and hope they can pull it off.”

WATCH: Clint Dempsey scores an excellent free kick vs Club America

Dempsey scored both goals for Seattle, including a wonderful free-kick, as they got their competitive season underway on Tuesday with a 2-2 draw against Club America in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal first leg at CenturyLink Field.

The return leg is on Wednesday, March 2 before their MLS campaign kicks off on Sunday, March 6 at home to Sporting Kansas City.

How good is Clint Dempsey? And who do you want to win the Premier League?

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