Playmaker is now likely to miss both of his country’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Tottenham Hotspur have been left to sweat over the fitness of in-form midfield player Mousa Dembele after the Belgian was forced to limp out of training with his national team on Wednesday with an ankle injury, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The key playmaker was hoping to be able to line up in the centre of the park for Marc Wilmots’s high-flying side as they take on group rivals Croatia away from home on Friday, followed by a home clash with Wales on Tuesday, as Belgium go in search of the point that will guarantee them automatic qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
However, it now appears more than likely that the hugely talented 26-year-old will not have recovered from the knock to his ankle that he sustained in training on Wednesday in time to face the Croats, news which will not have gone down well with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.
Dembele has been on fire so far in this campaign for Spurs having struck up an immediate relationship with Brazil international Paulinho in the centre of the park in north London, with the Belgium having so far featured in 12 matches in total in all competitions for Villas-Boas’s side this season.