Mousa Dembele vows to improve for Tottenham despite recent impressive form

The midfielder says he is targeting more goals after netting against Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has vowed there is more to come from him despite producing some of his best form for the club of late.

The midfielder is enjoying a fine run in the side at present, having been deployed in more attacking roles by head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

He continued his resurgence on Monday evening with a man of the match performance against Aston Villa, in which he scored the opening goal in his side’s eventual 3-1 win.

But despite his impressive run, he insists he can still offer more to the collective cause.

“I was happy that I scored quickly, I think that gave us more confidence to go on and win,” he told

“I’m happy with my form but I think I can improve much more. I hadn’t played for a long time until a couple of weeks ago – a month-and-a-half – but I feel like I’ve started to get fitter.”

The goal against Aston Villa was the Belgian’s second in as many games, after he also managed to bag himself a goal in the 5-1 win over Bournemouth in their previous game.

He is not known as a midfielder who will bag himself a goal, having only managed 12 in all competitions since the 2009/2010 season.

Spurs are keen to see goals shared among the team, to take the scoring burden of responsibility off of Harry Kane, who has only recently started to return to the kind of form he showed last season.

And Dembele admits that scoring more goals has been a personal aim of his for some time.

“In pre-season I felt really fit with the games I was playing and now I’m feeling that again and I’m happy with the goals as well,” he added.

“For me it’s something that has been my aim for a long time – to score more goals – I’m happy with the two in the last two games but I want to continue. I don’t want to stop here, I want to keep scoring and be important for the team.”

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