Posted on 17 June 2017
As you can probably imagine, there were few feathers ruffled for Mousa Dembele on hearing our early fixtures for next season.
The Premier League’s 2017-18 schedule handed us a trip to newly-promoted Championship title-winners Newcastle on the opening day on August 12 and no less than a London derby against champions Chelsea at Wembley for our first home fixture on August 19. Remember, all dates are provisional at this stage and subject to change.
The stylish, powerful midfielder, recovering from a foot injury, recognised a tough start but just believes in what we can do.
“I’m happy with those fixtures,” he said. “It’s never easy at Newcastle and they will be motivated to start the season well, but that’s the case with everyone.
“To be honest, I don’t mind who we play first. I really believe in our own power and our own quality, like we showed last season and the season before.
“We know we can make it difficult for everyone and I’m sure that everyone has respect for us.
“We just want to start the season well. We’ll all look to have a good pre-season and we all know with this manager and staff we’ll be fit and our aim will be to start the season in the best way. That’s something we can be sure about.”
22 May 2017
Mousa Dembele will this week undergo a planned procedure to resolve a persistent problem with his left foot.
3 March 2017
Mousa Dembele visited a Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice charity shop in Barnet yesterday (Thursday, March 2) to volunteer for the Club’s Official Charity Partner.
8 February 2017
Jan Vertonghen first became aware of Mousa Dembele way back in the early 2000s and their friendship developed when Mousa moved to AZ Alkmaar in 2006. Now key players at Spurs and for Belgium, Jan describes Mousa as a 'friend for life'.
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