Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Tottenham fans discuss Tanguy Ndombele’s place in the team

Spurs have struggled to find consistency this season and much of that is due to the performances of certain individuals, who have shown their best qualities on too few occasions.

One man who epitomises that is Tanguy Ndombele. The Frenchman arrived in the summer with big expectations after impressing at Lyon, and although he has showcased his ability, it has been far too infrequent.

As such, he is yet to cement his place in the first-team ahead of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, which is quite disappointing, particularly because it’s not due to a lack of ability.

The 22-year-old has only completed one full match in the league and has struggled with his fitness throughout, due in part to concern over previous injuries reoccurring.

That led Jose Mourinho to leave him out of the matchday squad against Brighton, a bold move that is a typical Mourinho gesture and one which should act as a warning that he must work on that area of his game, as some fans note.

While fans and management are frustrated with the midfielder, it is certainly worth preserving with him.

Forever a Spurs legend: Honour Pochettino by getting 100% on this all-Poch quiz…

1 of 24
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino applauds the fans after the Crvena Zvezda match

Finish the quote: "For me, the most important club in the world is … and for me, it is the best club in the world. I need to feel like this. That emotion is real because I cannot be fake it.”

Ndombele has two goals in eight Premier League starts and has demonstrated the power he possesses by averaging 2.6 dribbles per game in the Champions League, providing a drive from midfield which neither Winks nor Sissoko can emulate.

His fitness issues are a worry but he has already shown how effective he can be, so when he does fully get up to speed he should be a real danger for the opposition and perhaps even a pivotal member of the team.

Has Tanguy Ndombele been a flop?





Right now though he has work to do in order to win over the Tottenham faithful, some of whom believe he has displayed the wrong attitude thus far, which is a little harsh considering he has had his fair share of injuries.

Other supporters have urged for patience with Ndombele. After all, this is his first season in English football and is having to adjust to the rigorous demands of the league.

Their sentiments are fully vindicated and it may just be better to wait until next term to see him at his best.

Meanwhile, Spurs are reportedly targeting a 24-year-old Championship player which would be very interesting given he wouldn’t be a typical Mourinho signing.

Article title: Tottenham fans discuss Tanguy Ndombele’s place in the team

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: