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Tottenham boss Pochettino happy Dembele again available

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is happy having Moussa Dembele again available.

He was suspended for eye-gouging Diego Costa in May.

Dembele came off the bench against Monaco in midweek as his ban does not apply to European fixtures but Sunderland will be the Belgian's first domestic appearance of the campaign.

"He knows he cannot do that again," Pochettino said. "He knows that one thing is to play aggressive and to tackle and to go always to the ball and be honest on the pitch. Another thing is to do what he did.

"He paid for that and it was difficult for us because he was an important player and then you miss the talent of him on the last few games last season."

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