Dembele ready for “vibe” of derby

Mousa Dembele says he is ready for the special “vibe” of the north London derby next weekend as he targets trophies with Tottenham.

Dembele, who has been with Belgium on international duty this week, says he is fully fit after recovering from a foot injury and hopes to make his first start for two months against Arsenal on Saturday November 18, live on Sky Sports.


He told Sky Sports News: “My injury is much better. I played 45 minutes in the last game (against Crystal Palace) so it is good. Of course, I want to be playing for the team and adding my value but right now I am very optimistic and feel good.

“For us every game is important but we know there is some extra vibe the for this kind of game (v Arsenal), it’s very important for us.

“Also, like the fans, we have the same goal, we want to achieve something as a club and any team that we play we want to beat, we want to win. That is the same with this game, we are aware of the importance of this derby.”

Dembele acknowledges the debt he and his team-mates owe to Mauricio Pochettino as they chase domestic and European honours.

He said: “We work with him every day and you can see the way we play, how fit we are, how positive we try to play. From the outside, you can see the mentality of the team and this is the vibe that we get every day from the coach.”


(Sky Sports)

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