Video: Why was Tottenham's Bentaleb picked on during Algeria training session?

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb was on the end of some light hearted punishment during an Algerian training session.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been one of the club’s best players so far this season.

He’s shown remarkable maturity under pressure for the Spurs first team so it his absence for the African Cup of Nations with Algeria leaves boss Mauricio Pochettino with a problem.

The games are coming thick and fast for Tottenham, which means the manager is under pressure to rotate his squad effectively and keep everyone fit and healthy.

However, as footage has emerged of a recent Algeria training session, Bentaleb doesn’t seem to be low on morale as he was picked on for making an error during a ‘keepy-up’ session.

Bentaleb failed to keep the session going, which prompted his Algerian teammates to dish out the punishment in light hearted fashion as their preparations continue for the big tournament.

Hopefully he can return to the club equally high in spirits and ready to drive his team forward over the last few months of the season.

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