The 20-year old pulled out of the Algeria squad on Tuesday, and rumours surrounding his reasons have emerged.
Qu'es-ce que vous raconter ??!! Arrêtez vos conneries un peu .. Je comprend que vous n'ayez pas grand chose à raconter mais faite votre travail correctement !! Et arrêter avec vos "d'après une sources sur" ! Le staff technique de l'Algérie est au courant du petit accident DOMESTIQUE que j'ai eu et le coach vous en a fait par a se que je sache .. Et au passage je n'ai pas de plâtre juste une belle coupure au doigt #PourQueSeSoitClair #TeamDZ#COYS
The 20-year-old posted a picture of the report in question and addressed it in the caption below which, when translated, reads:
“What can I tell you??!! Stop your bull**** a little… I understand that you do not have much to say but do your work correctly!! And stop with your “according to a source on…”!
"The technical staff of Algeria is aware of a DOMESTIC little accident I had and the coach has been informed .. And by the way I have just a plaster and a nice cut finger.”
Some media outlets had claimed that a motorcycle accident on Sunday had been the cause of his withdrawal from the squad, but Bentaleb has been quick to refute those suggestions.
Spurs fans can breathe a sigh of relief after Bentaleb’s response, and the minor injury shouldn’t prevent his inclusion in Tottenham’s next fixture – a trip to Sunderland on September 12th.
On the pitch, it’s been a difficult start to the campaign for the Algerian and his poor display against Manchester United in Tottenham's Premier League opener saw him dropped for the next two fixtures.
He returned to the starting XI for Saturday’s draw with Everton in slightly fortuitous circumstances, with Christian Eriksen injured and Erik Lamela dropped after a poor performance the week previous.
A lack of options forced Mauricio Pochettino to push Ryan Mason into an attacking midfield spot, vacating a position alongside Dier for the Algerian to slot into.
He will be hoping to kick-start his season after the international break and, as one of Tottenham’s most naturally gifted players, there should be no doubting his return to form will come sooner rather than later.