One of Tottenham Hotspur's many midfielders has been looking back on the latest campaign.
The Belgian is currently on international duty but he took time out to discuss how things have been going in North London this season…and he does not sound particularly happy.
“I’ve played so few minutes (at Tottenham) it’s a disappointment to me,” Dembele said. “At one point I showed what I’ve got and I thought I took my chance, but quite quickly again I fell out of the team.
“Do I get little credit at Tottenham? Yes, I have that feeling at times, but it’s ultimately down to me. I have to stay positive.”
Dembele has played 40 times for Tottenham this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process. But the majority of those appearances have come from the substitutes’’ bench with only a brief spell at the turn of the year demonstrating what he can do when picked to start regularly.
In that time he scored against Liverpool and set up a goal against West Bromwich Albion and it is easy to understand Dembele’s frustration when you consider how rarely he featured in the final few months of Tottenham’s campaign.
It remains to be seen what next season has in store for him but with a contract until the summer of 2017 he still has time to convince Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino that he deserves to feature from the start more often.