Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele says he is disappointed with his role, gets little credit

Mousa Dembele

Chelsea linked Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele says he is disappointed with his current role at the club.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has told Belgian news outlet Sporza that he is frustrated with his current role at the club.

The former Fulham ace feels he has not been given a long enough run in the team by Mauricio Pochettino, despite having no issue with the Argentine personally.

In the Premier League last season Dembele averaged under 45 minutes per appearance, and his contribution of one goal scored was the lowest in his career so far.

Dembele told Sporza: "I've played so few minutes, it is a big disappointment to me.

"At one point I showed what I've got and I thought I took my chance, but as quickly again I fell out of the team.

"Do I get little credit at Tottenham? Yes, I have that feeling at times, but it is ultimately down to me. I have to stay positive. I am still confident."


Dembele is not likely to be short on options, according to The Sun, Chelsea are interested in signing the midfielder and are ready to pay as much as £12 million for his services, while The Independent reported interest from West Ham.

While it remains to be seen if Spurs would sell to any of their London rivals, the calibre of interested teams bodes well for the midfielder.

"After my holidays, I'll talk to the boss about my future at Spurs,” Dembele told The London Evening Standard, “We will see.”

Tottenham have already sold Paulinho this summer and Etienne Capoue is expected to follow. Despite Dele Alli trying to establish himself, the club would do well to keep hold of Dembele, who as proved last season, is a capable alternative to Christian Eriksen in an attacking role. 

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