Mousa Dembele has emerged as a key Tottenham player

By Emma Sanders

Mousa Dembele described his team’s performance as “amazing” after he was forced to sit out Belgium emphatic 8-1 victory over Estonia on Sunday evening.

The Spurs midfielder watched on as Belgium recorded their fourth straight victory to extend their lead at the top of the Group H World Cup qualifying group.

Dembele had to miss the game through injury and was allowed to return to England by Roberto Martinez after he picked up a knock in training.

Romelu Lukaku scored two late goals in the second-half after a brace from Dries Mertens and further goals from Eden Hazard, Thomas Meunier and Yannick Carrasco had already done the damage.

Henri Anier scored a consolation goal for Estonia while Liverpool centre-back Ragnar Klavan captained the losing side and scored an own goal as Belgium’s players mounted a ruthless attack.

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Dembele’s Tottenham teammate Jan Vertonghen started at centre-back for the Red Devils but Toby Alderweireld also had to sit out the game through injury.

The midfielder hopes to return for Tottenham for their clash against West ham on Saturday after being given time to recover during the international break.

In other Tottenham news, Harry Winks has revealed his ambition of becoming a regular first team players and hopes to vow in the footsteps of other academy greats.