Mousa Dembele Sends A Warning To Eden Hazard
Mousa Dembele and Eden Hazard may be international teammates hoping to deliver Belgium their first major international honours at Euro 2016 this Summer, but the pair are currently engaged in a war of words over Spurs' involvement in the Premier League title race.
Anything other than a Spurs victory tonight will mean Leicester City are confirmed as Premier League champions. And Hazard has had his say on Spurs' title aspirations and they've disappointed his compatriot Dembele.
Hazard had claimed that "the fans, the club and the players" want to see Leicester edge out Tottenham in the title race. Upon hearing the comments, Spurs midfielder Dembele was quick to react.
Speaking to The Sun, Dembele said:
"I am surprised at what Eden has said. He is not the type of person to normally make those types of comments or to envy other people's success.
"I'm wondering whether he said that stuff because it is what he really thinks, or whether he was just talking for the sake of it."
"Tottenham play some of the most attractive football in the Premier League - we have a beautiful style of play.
"But I won't pay too much heed to his comments and those from Cesc Fabregas, who has said similar things.
"People come up to me in the street and say 'Did you hear what Hazard said? What's his problem?'
"I will have a word with Eden before the game, although I will make a joke of it. I won't conduct a half-hour interview with him. I am convinced he didn't think about what he said."
Who will be smiling come the final whistle at Stamford Bridge tonight, though?
(H/T 101 Great Goals)