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.

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Bentaleb has made four Premier League appearances this season.

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