English Premiership

Dembele: I've learnt my lesson

2016-05-20 18:30
Romelu Lukaku and Moussa Dembele (AFP)

Cape Town - Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele has vowed to curb his aggression and learn to be more composed after receiving a six-match ban for violent conduct.

The Belgium international appeared to gouge the eye of Chelsea striker Diego Costa during their 2-2 draw on May 2 - a result that handed Leicester the Premier League title.

"It was a very emotional game and you react to things and now I have to learn from this," Dembele told Sky Sports.

"But my intention was not to do something bad to him. It is not in my character to be so emotional.

"I'm disappointed about the six-game ban but I know they want to give a message but I will move on.

"Hopefully we can keep the passion but do it better. We can be proud of ourselves and take the positives into next season."

Dembele has become an integral part of Spurs' midfield this season, lining up alongside Eric Dier 29 times in the league.


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