Not the same player as at Tottenham: Mousa Dembele criticised by Belgian press

Thomas Meunier of Belgium celebrates scoring a goal with team mates Mousa Dembele, Kevin De Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and...

Moussa Dembele started for Belgium against Greece at the weekend.

Thomas Meunier of Belgium celebrates scoring a goal with team mates Mousa Dembele, Kevin De Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and...

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele was criticised for his latest performance for Belgium despite helping the Red Devils achieve World Cup qualification.

Dembele was selected in a defensive midfield role away to Greece on Sunday evening in a 2-1 victory for Belgium.

There is particular attention on the position in his homeland after Radja Nainggolan was controversially omitted from the latest squad and announced his retirement.

Dembele's performance did not create a positive impression.

Mousa Dembele of Belgium gets past the tackle from Joseph Chipolina of Gibraltar during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Belgium and Gibraltar at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on August...

Belgian newspaper Le Soir ran an editorial criticising Dembele, with the headline, 'Mousa Dembele, It was not the fiery player of Tottenham'.

The report criticised Dembele for giving away too many sloppy passes and committing 'unnecessary fouls', which resulted in him picking up a booking.

Christian Eriksen of Denmark in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Denmark and Poland at Parken Stadion on September 1, 2017 in Copenhagen.

Dembele's performance was the opposite to Tottenham teammate Christian Eriksen's international displays for Denmark.

The playmaker scored two goals in two games against Poland and Armenia, the latter of which was a terrific free-kick, to cap off an outstanding international break.

Tottenham will need him to bring that form to their next match against Everton, while Dembele will have to show his international display was a rare underwhelming one off.

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