Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has delivered the news that the fans have craved by stating that he is fit and ready to face Juventus on Wednesday night.
The Belgian maestro has been in mercurial form of late and played a key role in the 2-2 draw in Turin in the Champions League tie first leg.
Dembele started in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday but looked to have picked up an ankle knock during the routine Premier League victory.
With the midfielder substituted before the end of the Wembley clash by Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs fans have been waiting to hear news of whether the former Fulham man will be ready to face Juventus in midweek.
Dembele has confirmed in a pre-match interview that he is ready to play his part for Tottenham in the Champions League glamour clash.
“I feel good, to be honest,” the Spurs star told the Telegraph when asked if he was in line to face Juventus.
“I’ve played a lot of games, and automatically, if I play a lot of games, I feel fitter, much stronger, and good.”
The manner in which Dembele and Eric Dier dominated the midfield encounters in Italy played a critical role in Tottenham coming back from two goals down and dictating play for long periods.
The Belgian’s blend of physicality and ability on the ball make him unique in world football and an integral member of Pochettino’s side.
Tottenham will look to come out of the blocks quickly against Juventus, as they have done in high-profile Wembley wins this season, with Dembele the man to steer the Spurs ship.