Mousa Dembele
Dembele grateful for Belgium call up after frustrating season with Spurs.Getty

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele admits he is disappointed with the lack of first-team opportunities handed to him last season.

Dembele, 27, completed a full 90 minutes just twice during the 2014-15 season as Mauricio Pochettino opted for the youthful pair of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason in midfield.

In March, the Belgium international admitted his frustration with his frequent spells on the bench and now admits it is still a source of frustration when he does not get the credit he feels he deserves.

Dembele's comments follow another outburst from teammate Bentaleb, who last weekend revealed his frustration with the club for failing to reward him with a new deal following his impressive season.

"I've played so few minutes, it is a big disappointment to me," Dembele told Belgian outlet Sporza. "At one point I showed what I've got and I thought I took my chance, but as quickly again I fell out of the team.

"Do I get little credit at Tottenham? Yes, I have that feeling at times, but it is ultimately down to me. I have to stay positive. I am still confident."

While his long-term role at Spurs is uncertain, Dembele remains part of the Belgium squad, even though his appearances for the national team have also been reduced.

The Spurs midfielder is grateful to his national team coach for keeping him in his plans.

"Even though I do not play much at Tottenham, I am glad the coach continues to give me confidence," Dembele said.

"What has the coach said to me? He has known me for a few years and he hasn't had to say much. It is not the first time that someone in the squad is not playing so much for his club. I am glad this is the case."

Tottenham have already added to their squad since the end of the season, confirming their move for Austria defender Kevin Wimmer in May.

However questions remain over the future of Bentaleb and Hugo Lloris, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United.