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.”

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