Photo: Tottenham star Nabil Bentaleb snaps selfie en route to Algeria
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb poses for a selfie as he heads on international break
Nabil Bentaleb appeared in a pensive mood as the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder snapped a selfie en route to Algeria.
The 20-year-old has missed the north London side’s last 12 matches due to an ankle problem which the defensive midfielder suffered in a 1-0 win at Sunderland in September.
Bentaleb wasn’t named on the substitute’s bench for Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal in Sunday’s north London derby.
However, the Spurs youngster is still linking up with his Algeria team-mates in the international break despite a lack of first-team football following his injury.
Bentaleb posted the above selfie and wrote on his Instagram page: “En route to Algiers ! DZ I get my ✈️ TeamDZ # # AmBack👊”
Last week, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted that Bentaleb wasn’t fit ahead of the north London derby.
However, Christian Gourcuff still named Bentaleb in his 25-man squad for Algeria’s games against Tanzania on 14 November and 17 November.
Bentaleb has made four Premier League appearances this season.