By Alex Taylor

Mousa Dembele has described Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to Monaco on Wednesday evening as “very disappointing”.

Dembele, 29, was brought on as a half-time substitute in the fixture at Wembley in what was his first Spurs match of the season but was powerless to prevent the French outfit coming away with three points.

Early goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar took advantage of ragged Spurs defending and put the game out of reach for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“Very disappointing result last night,” Dembele said on his personal Twitter account, and praised the Spurs fans for their “amazing support” in what was a record attendance of 85,000 for a British club in the Champions League.

Dembele was fit and available to start the clash but was forced to watch on as his replacement, Erik Lamela, suffered a torrid first-half display.

The midfielder has now played 179 games for Tottenham, scoring nine goals and providing nine assists for his team.

The Belgian internationals overall record has seen him play 441 career match, bagging 40 goals and 40 assists.

Demebele enjoyed spells with AZ Alkmaar, Fulham,  and Beerschot AC before moving to White Hart Lane in 2012 and was recently made available for selection again after serving a suspension.

In other Tottenham news, Brad Friedel believes that Spurs were outplayed in their Champions League clash against Monaco – and must come to terms with the bigger Wembley pitch.