Dembele explains why he is curious to see Pochettino's team selection against Anderlecht

Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele is curious to see what team Mauricio Pochettino picks against Anderlecht tonight.

Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa Dembele has told London 24 that he is 'curious' to see what team Mauricio Pochettino selects for the Europa League clash against Anderlecht tonight.

Dembele has been in sensational form of late, having starred against Liverpool before goals against Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

This is arguably the best run of form Dembele has experienced during his time at Tottenham, having signed from Fulham in 2012.

Tonight, the midfielder will be going up against Anderlecht, the biggest team from his native Belgium, making this something of a special night for Dembele - if he plays, that is.

It seems almost infeasible that Dembele would be left out considering his outstanding form, but Pochettino has such a strong squad at his disposal, that he an afford to rotate his player, especially with Sunday's huge North London derby against Arsenal on the horizon.

Speaking to London 24, Dembele says it's a big week for Spurs, and claims he is curious to see what team Pochettino puts out at White Hart Lane against Anderlecht.

"It’s a big week for us," said Dembele. "We knew if we won the game against Aston Villa that our confidence would grow and we have two big games coming now with the Anderlecht game - which is something special for us as well, for the Belgians - and the Arsenal game as well."

"We know we have a positive, big, talented group and everybody can start and I think everybody expects or hopes to start because there’s just too much quality. That’s a good thing and I’m curious what team will play against Anderlecht. Everybody loves to play, everybody wants to play in these two games. We’re professionals and we need to be ready as quickly as possible. Whether it’s three days, or whatever it is, we need to try to be as fit as possible," he added.

Spurs lost 2-1 against Anderlecht just two weeks ago, and Pochettino knows that he needs a win to bounce back in the Europa League - yet with the Arsenal game drawing ever closer, rotation will almost certainly be on his mind tonight, as Dembele is seemingly aware.

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