Coming off after just seven minutes against Wolves at the weekend, Mousa Dembélé wasn’t part of Tottenham’s squad to face PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.
The midfielder’s injury has yet to be revealed, but there are now doubts regarding his availability for the upcoming international break during which Belgium will face Iceland and Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League.
The only Belgian to play against the Dutch side, Toby Alderweireld was interviewed by Sporza after the game, and, relayed by 7sur7, questioned the competition and how it affected the fitness of players.
He said: “The injuries say a lot about the intensity of our season. We play a game every three days. That’s a lot. And with the Nations League, we have an extra tournament with official games that are added to our calendar.
“Maybe there needs to be some reflection about it because for players in the Premier League, it’s already a very busy period.”
Dembélé’s injury comes after Jan Vertonghen’s, who is expected to miss the upcoming Nations League fixtures with a hamstring injury he picked up against Huddersfield back towards the end of September.
This means Roberto Martinez could be forced to field a relatively makeshift team on November 15th against Iceland with players like Jason Denayer, Brandon Mechele and Christian Kabasele all vying for a starting spot.