'This is my home'
Fri 29 January 2016, 11:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Mousa Dembele feels at home at Spurs.
And the Belgian international will be part of the furniture here until 2019 after signing a new deal on Thursday (January 28).
So naturally gifted, the game appears to come easily to Mousa - and he revealed it was an easy decision to put pen to paper with the club enjoying such exciting times at the moment.
“When I heard that the club wanted to extend my contract I was very happy, I’ve signed and I’m happy to be part of the future - and I know it’s going to be a bright future,” said the midfielder who has four goals in 20 appearances in all competitions so far this term.
“The way we’re playing, the way the club is developing, everything is very good and everyone wants to be part of this team and this club. That’s why I’m proud to extend my contract.”
Below: Spurs TV exclusive - Mousa on his new deal
As one of our more experienced players, you are an important cog in this team now Mousa. Do you feel those responsibilities?
Mousa: “I’m one of the older players now! It’s nice to play in this team, the new, young players are doing fantastic for us. Every year I see us become better and better, the vibe is very nice and you want to be in a club where the vibe is so good and the future is bright and that’s why I’m happy to extend.”
You’ve been here almost four years already! Time flies!
Mousa: “I was thinking about that the other day and it’s a positive thing. If you are happy somewhere, time does fly and I hope I have many more years here.”
Below: Mousa at Hotspur Way
Do you feel at home here?
Mousa: “Yes, and that’s the most important thing for me, to feel comfortable, to feel at home. This is my home.”
Tell us about your form - you’ve been outstanding so far this season…
Mousa: “ I’m very happy with my season at the moment but the season is still long and teams are playing well. It’s easier to play well if not only the team is playing well but also we know what we’re doing in the games. We have a certain style of play and it’s easier to play like this. We want to achieve something. We need to keep winning and at the end of the season, I hope we have even more positive talk than at the moment.”
That’s a key attitude of this team - always looking forward…
Mousa: “We have goals and aims and we haven’t achieved those goals yet. Everyone is down to earth and we realise we’re doing well, we’re winning games that normally perhaps before weren’t that easy for us, so that’s positive and we need to continue taking this positivity into the next games.”
So to sum up, are you in a good place at the moment?
Mousa: “Yes, personally it’s very positive to sign and we all have the feeling that the club is going to go even further upwards. I’m very happy.”