Mousa Dembele: How Tottenham supporters made me feel special

The Tottenham midfielder loved hearing the fans sing his name again

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Mousa Dembele says he was thrilled to hear the Tottenham Hotspur supporters sing his name again after a long absence from Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team.

The Belgium international had not featured for the north London side since 2 May as Tottenham squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Chelsea and see their title bid come to a premature end.

Dembele was banned for six games following a charge of violent conduct from the Football Association for an incident which occurred during the four-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Belgium international made his first Tottenham appearance of the season in mid-week at Wembley as Dembele was unable to prevent Spurs from suffering a 2-1 loss to Ligue 1 side AS Monaco at Wembley in their Champions League group-stage opener.

Dembele could make his return to Premier League action against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon after the box-to-box midfielder served his six-game suspension.

And the 28-year-old lifted the lid on what it felt like to hear the Tottenham supporters sing his name again.

Dembele told Tottenham’s website: “That was amazing for me. I was very surprised, the whole stadium singing my name like that.

“I’ve never had it like that before. Last year as well, the fans sung my name a lot and I’m very proud of that and very happy.”

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Gary Neville
Gary Neville: Arsenal are nowhere near Chelsea FC right now
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Monte-Carlo Masters 2019
Daniil Medvedev
Monte Carlo Masters: Medvedev scores big win over Tsitsipas to set Djokovic showdown
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher predicts where Arsenal will finish in the table
Monte-Carlo Masters 2019
Novak Djokovic
Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic edges to 200th clay win but admits: ‘I have to up my game’