Mousa Dembele has revealed he is fit and ready to play against Arsenal in the North London derby this weekend.
The Tottenham midfielder has been in and out of the squad over the last couple of months while struggling with a foot injury.
“My injury is much better,” he told Sky Sports. “I played 45 minutes in the last game (against Crystal Palace) so it is good. Of course, I want to be playing for the team and adding my value but right now I am very optimistic and feel good.
“For us every game is important but we know there is some extra vibe the for this kind of game (v Arsenal), it’s very important for us.
“Also, like the fans, we have the same goal, we want to achieve something as a club and any team that we play we want to beat, we want to win. That is the same with this game, we are aware of the importance of this derby.”
On Mauricio Pochettino, Demebele added: “We work with him every day and you can see the way we play, how fit we are, how positive we try to play. From the outside, you can see the mentality of the team and this is the vibe that we get every day from the coach.”
With Toby Alderweireld still absent, there’s a good chance Eric Dier will drop into the back three against Arsenal so that Dembele can partner Harry Winks in midfield.