Spurs’ international stars discuss key match between nations

Romelu Lukaku and Jan Vertonghen Belgium

Ben Davies, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli are set to take on the unfamiliar role of opponents in Sunday's match between Belgium and Wales.

Several Tottenham stars are set to face off against each other on Sunday in the race to qualify for the European Championships in 2016.

Wales travel to Brussels with fullback Ben Davies in tow, as well as former Spurs players Gareth Bale and Chris Gunter, where they will of course meet a trio of representatives from White Hart Lane in Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli.

The former Swansea man is yet to nail down a first team spot in North London since moving in the summer, and may come up against a teammate in fine form in Chadli, with the Belgian winger having netted 6 Premier League goals this season for the Lilywhites.

With Wales currently topping the group, and Belgium boasting several of Europe's top players at their disposal, it promises to be an interesting affair.

The players offered their thoughts on the match to the Spurs website, with Davies in confident mood.

"Maybe in the past we wouldn’t have been expecting to take points in them but we’re going into these games looking to pick up points," said the 21-year-old. "If we manage to take anything from them, especially away from home, it would be great."

"Wales have some quality players like Ben, Bale, Ramsey, Allen and Williams," warned Mousa Dembele, "so we know we have to be careful. Everyone knows we have good players as well and we play at home, so it’s a game we have to win."

"It’s funny," added Vertonghen when queried on facing club teammates at international level. "The banter is always there when you play against your team-mates. We played against Nabil [Bentlaeb, for Algeria] in the World Cup. I’m looking forward to it because it’s always special."

Both sides are determined to qualify for the European Championships, with Belgium missing several tournaments and Wales having never qualified.

"We want to do everything we can to make it to the European Championships and we know we have a strong team to do it, we just have to focus," said Chadli.

While Davies added: "It would be huge if we could make it into the finals of a major tournament. It would mean so much to everyone as players and as a nation. It would be unbelievable."

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