Belgian press provide injury update on Tottenham's Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele could play for Belgium this evening against Spain.

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has a chance of featuring for Belgium this evening against Spain.

Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade report Dembele is expected to play a role, with manager Marc Wilmots talking up his qualities as being suitable to match the top quality opposition.

He said: "Dembélé is at his best as a defensive midfielder in a system with two sixes."

"Against a team like Spain it is not just about who has the ball: the aim is to create more chances than Spain, you do not have to control the ball more."

Dembele had been suffering with a calf problem which prevented him from training last week, and meant he did not feature in the country's 3-1 win over Spain.

The fact he was kept with the squad rather than sent home like Manchester City's Vincent Kompany suggested Belgium were always optimistic he would make a prompt recovery.

Tottenham will be keeping a close eye on his fitness with a big game against West Ham United on Sunday.

Dembele has been key to Tottenham's impressive form over the last month, and if he can remain fit and does not exert himself too much, looking positively then he could not get a better warm up for that fixture that reigning European champions Spain.

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