Mousa Dembele announces his confidence ahead of this weekend's match with Everton

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham are still looking for their first Premier League win of the season, but the Belgian insists the players are focused ahead of the Toffees' visit to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has assured supporters that the club's players are intensely focused on the match with Everton as Spurs look to secure their first win of the season, in an interview on the club's website.

And what's even more encouraging for the White Hart Lane faithful is that the 28-year-old is full of confidence as he and his teammates approach the team they beat on the final day of last season, despite blowing leads in their last two Premier League games.

“I feel very confident to be honest – everybody is very focused at the moment,” Dembele told the Tottenham website.

“We’re disappointed about the results but we’re not disappointed about the way we’ve played for the most part.

“There have been a few bits in our matches that we need to improve on but in general we’re very positive and we have a lot of confidence to produce a good result against Everton.

“Of course, we mustn’t make the same mistakes that we did in our recent games, but in a way it’s better that we’ve done this at the beginning of the season because we’ve learned from it and we won’t make the same errors again.”

The Belgian international has been a prominent member of the Spurs starting eleven so far since the start of the campaign, playing from the kick off in the three matches the Londoners have taken part in, most often from an attacking midfield position.

And it would be difficult to deny that the former Fulham man has been one of the better performers in midfield, despite Mauricio Pochettino's men failing to secure three points in any of those fixtures.

On a personal level, it is a solid turnaround for Dembele though, given how much he was in and out of the side last season, and with the reports on a possible departure that occurred during the summer.

The Toffees were taken to extra time in their match against Barnsley on Wednesday night, and although they emerged 5-3 victors after being 2-0 and 3-2 down, the likes of Dembele will surely be looking to take advantage of what could be a tired Everton squad. 

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