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Mousa Dembele | Midfielder | #19

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 181

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Roberto Martinez says the Belgium quartet of Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele will put all talk of their futures on hold until after the finals in Russia.
"The group has decided to only focus on the World Cup. All the personal situations will be put to one side," revealed the national manager. Courtois has just 12 months remaining on his current deal and recent reports suggest Chelsea have turned down a £35m bid from Champions League winners Real Madrid. Meanwhile, team-mate Hazard is also attracting interest from the La Liga giants, and he said little to quell rumours of a potential move: "Do they interest me? Yes, maybe," he said. "If I stay at Chelsea, then the team have to do better than they did last season." Alderweireld appears to have fallen out-of-favour under Mauricio Pochettino following an injury-plagued season and the centre-back could leave, if a new deal can’t be agreed. Dembele appears the most likely to move on as Tottenham look to cash-in on the 30-year-old who is a long-term fitness worry. Jun 18 - 12:01 PM

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A PL record crowd of over 83,000 people were on hand to see Tottenham pick up three big points from their bitter rivals, as solid defending and a Harry Kane goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win.

It was not the most memorable of battles between the two north London sides, but there was drama to be had. Both teams came out looking very sharp, with little mistakes in possession or defense. The first half provided little, to the point where no stoppage time was added, but Spurs looked better on the attack. The advantage was more pronounced in the second frame, and Kane would get the game's only goal four minutes in, heading a Ben Davies cross into the bottom corner. Tottenham would then create several chances to double the lead and settle the outcome but poor finishing failed them. Ultimately, solid defending, with Mousa Dembele especially influential, was enough to give Spurs seven points from three tough matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and now, Arsenal.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 10 - 9:29 AM

Mauricio Pochettino stated that Mousa Dembele "could" be in line for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with West Ham United, as the midfielder attempts to put a nagging foot injury behind him.

Pochettino will make his decision earlier in the day on Wednesday after he watches Dembele train one more time. The Belgian international has been absent since starting the first four league games of the season and Spurs will be happy to see him back, but it will be with baited breath as Dembele has already been through a recurrence of the same injury before. If he is looking 100%, he may force his way back into the XI at the expense of Harry Winks, the latter utilizing the absence of Dembele and Victor Wanyama to make a positive impression. If all goes right, odds are Dembele will make a substitute appearance tonight and be available again for the bench against Manchester United on Saturday.
Source: Independent
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Mousa Dembele was left out of the matchday squad for Tottenham's win over West Ham on Saturday and is likely to miss out again for the club's midweek Champions League tie with a foot injury.

Dembele's pitch time has been limited thus far this season and now we have some insight as to why. The Belgian international had foot surgery at the end of last season, which was supposed to solve what had been a nagging issue. The midfielder has not been ruled out for the CL match but Mauricio Pochettino also could not offer any hint as to when Dembele will return. It is very concerning news for the player's future, if he will ever be able to return to his top level. Moussa Sissoko has benefited most from Dembele's absence, starting four of Tottenham's first six games.
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 06:43:00 AM

Mousa Dembele will miss Tottenham’s end of season trip to Hong Kong as he is scheduled to undergo foot surgery this week.

The 29-year-old has struggled during the latter part of the season due to a persistent foot problem and the club have taken the decision for the midfielder to go under the knife in an attempt to cure the long-standing injury. It’s hoped that Dembele will be ready to return for the start of pre-season at the beginning of July. Kyle Walker will be included in the squad, even though he is being heavily linked with a summer move away, and in spite of missing the 7-1 win at Hull because of an ankle issue. However, Danny Rose [knee] and Erik Lamela [hip] will not be a part of the travelling group after the pair had more surgery earlier this month. In addition, Harry Winks [ankle] remains on the sidelines.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Mauricio Pochettino stated that Mousa Dembele's foot would need to be assessed before giving him the green light to participate in Tottenham's Wednesday night match against Hull City.

Pochettino said the club was not sure at the time of his statement how serious the injury was, but Dembele limped off early in the loss to Manchester United over the weekend after taking a kick to the foot. Should he miss out Wednesday, or any time beyond that, Eric Dier would be the likely player to come in. Dier would allow Pochettino to keep the same formation, partnering Victor Wanyama in central midfield and giving the England international a chance to return to the XI after having taken no part in the loss at Old Trafford.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 01:21:00 AM

It was a rough night for Tottenham as a 0-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, dropping them to third in their Champions League group, was further damaged with an ankle injury to Mousa Dembele.

Dembele showed signs of injury around the half hour mark of last night's match and would go on to be replaced by Vincent Janssen. It was later confirmed by Mauricio Pochettino that the Belgian midfielder suffered a twisted ankle. It has been a terrible first few months of the season for Dembele, who began the campaign serving out a suspension and has been injured three times since then. His status for the North London derby is in major doubt.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 06:44:00 AM

Mousa Dembele continues to struggle for pitch time this season as Mauricio Pochettino revealed in his press conference that the Belgian suffered a foot injury in training.

Dembele missed the first four matches of the season as he served out his suspension for violent conduct at the end of last season. Then in his only appearance in league play to date, he left the match against Sunderland early with a hamstring problem. He then sat out the following two matches but it appeared he was set to return from the injury after the international break. However, a recurrence of an old foot injury puts his status in doubt for the trip to West Bromwich Albion. Tottenham are showing their depth though, as they remain undefeated without Dembele and Harry Kane, who were so influential in their success last season.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Roberto Martinez revealed that Mousa Dembele will not participate in Belgium's upcoming matches during the international break as the Tottenham midfielder has yet to fully recover from a hamstring injury.

Despite not being available for Tottenham's win over the weekend, Martinez named him to the Belgian squad, but has since indicated in his press conference ahead of the country's first World Cup qualifier against Bosnia that Dembele will not be risked. It has not been a great start for Dembele this season, first serving out his suspension, then only getting one substitute appearance in Champions League play and one start against Sunderland before picking up the injury in the 74th minute of the win over the Black Cats. He has a shot at being ready for Week 8 but, considering how well Spurs performed against Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino may not be in a hurry to re-insert him.
Source: HITC Sport
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:18:00 AM

Tottenham eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Lane on Sunday but the three-points came at a cost as Spurs were left with Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Harry Kane requiring treatment in the physios room.

Fortunately, for Dier and Dembele their withdrawal was fatigue-related as Mauricio Pochettino confirmed post-match that the pair "got cramps in their hamstrings." Although they could miss the midweek EFL Cup tie against G 6illingham, both are expected to be fine for the trip to the Riverside in week six. However, the news on Harry Kane was not so good with the England international set for further tests today: "I’m disappointed with his injury," said the Spurs boss speaking to Sky Sports. "The image [of the challenge] was a little bit tough, but we need to assess tomorrow. We hope it's not a big issue for us." Kane was stretchered from the field of play and left the stadium on crutches with his ankle in a protective boot.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 07:44:00 AM

Serie A side Fiorentina are prepared to let Croatian international midfielder Milan Badelj go to Tottenham but want a figure of around £12m in return.

Badelj, who plays as a holding midfielder, is eager for the move as he is interested both a switch to the Premier League and an opportunity to participate in Champions League. The 27-year-old is in the prime of his career and can challenge to be a regular alongside Eric Dier in a central defensive midfield position. His best attributes are his passing, tackling and interception skills, so he is not much of a fantasy prospect in standard leagues, but he will occasionally have a go at shooting from distance. The absence of Mousa Dembele through suspension at the beginning of the season could give Badelj an opportunity to start straight away should the Croatian make the move to North London.
Source: Express
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 01:47:00 AM

Mousa Dembele is back in training for the Belgium national team ahead of Euro '16 after overcoming a calf strain.

Dembele was absent for Belgium in their final tune-up against Finland before this summer's tournament but reportedly returned to training the very next day. After an outstanding season for Tottenham, he has a good shot at starting for his country despite a talented player pool at his position. Of course, things did not end well for him after being charged with violent conduct and being slapped with a ban that will carry into next season. That will not prevent him from helping his nation though, as the Belgians open up their tournament a week from Monday against Italy.
Source: HITC Sport
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 05:57:00 AM

After accepting the charge of violent conduct, Mousa Dembele has been suspended by the FA for the next six games, ending the midfielder's season and carrying into the beginning of next season.

Dembele wanted to appeal for a lesser punishment but he gets a ban that is somewhat predicatable - one that is longer than the typical three match ban but one not as long as the ban Luis Suarez received for biting. So now we know where eye-gouging falls in the punishment spectrum. Dembele will miss Tottenham's final two matches this season and the first four next season. Depending on scheduling with league and cup play, he may only miss the first three league games of 2016/2017. Regardless, it is a major blow for Spurs as the Belgian has been an integral part of the club's success. Ryan Mason figures to fill in for the last two games this season against Southampton and Newcastle.
Source: The FA
Fri, May 6, 2016 11:59:00 AM

The FA have formally charged both Chelsea and Tottenham with failing to control their players during Monday night's match and Mousa Dembele looks to face an extensive ban for his eye-gouging of Diego Costa.

Both clubs will have fines levied upon them for three separate infractions in which they failed to control their players. These incidents occurred during the 45th and 87th minute of the match as well as a third disruption after the final whistle. The only individual called out in the FA's declaration on their website is Dembele, and they go on to imply that the action he took deserves a heavier penalty than the typical three match ban for violent conduct. There is no reason, in fantasy or reality, to believe that Dembele will step onto the pitch again this season. The question is how much time will he miss at the beginning of next season.
Source: The FA
Wed, May 4, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Belgium are monitoring Mousa Dembele after the Tottenham midfielder aggravated an ankle injury in training.

Dembele has struggled with a number of niggling problems throughout the 2015/16 campaign and has suffered three separate ankle injuries which includes spending more than a month out with ligament damage. Reports suggest that Dembele did continue to train with the squad despite ankle pain, however, Marc Wilmots with not risk 28-year-old in Tuesdays’ friendly against Portugal if there are any doubts. Dembele has been an integrate part of the Spurs side this season – Tottenham have only lost once (W14, D7) in his twenty-two Premier League starts.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 04:33:00 PM