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Espanyol 'important for us' - Mousa

Posted on 8 August 2013  - 16:09

Mousa Dembele insists the players are determined to put on a show against Espanyol as they return to the Lane on Saturday.

Mousa in trainingIn action against Monaco

It’s our final pre-season friendly before the big kick-off in the Premier League at Crystal Palace on Sunday week, August 18.

The lads were disappointed with last weekend’s loss at AS Monaco and there is certainly a sense that they want to get back to winning ways – albeit in friendly action – against the La Liga side.

“It’s a very important game for us because there will be a lot of players back and we would like to begin our season with a good feeling at White Hart Lane,” said Mousa.

“It’s going to be important for us, to show the fans as well that we are ready to do big things this season, so they have confidence in us.

“You never want to lose 5-2, but sometimes that can act as a bit of a shock, a wake-up call, and we see we still have work to do.

“It’s a blessing as well that the game was in pre-season and we can get together and say ‘okay, we need to do more, so let’s do it’.”

One Hotspur Members and subcribers can watch Saturday's friendly live on Spurs TV.