Tanguy Ndombele has denied a rift with Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho, per Telefoot via Goal.
Mourinho criticised the France international earlier this month, claiming that he was “always injured” after Spurs lost 1-0 to Southampton in the Premier League.
Ndombele has been on the bench for the club’s last two outings, against Saints in the FA Cup and Norwich City in the league.
The Sun had reported that his team-mates were unhappy over the Portuguese’s criticism of the midfielder.
However, he has now put to bed any rumours of ill-feeling with his manager.
He said: “My friends told me about that, we laughed about it. There is no problem with the coach.”
Ndombele became Spurs’ record signing in the summer, moving to the club from Lyon for a fee of £53.8m.
This is excellent news for Spurs fans.
Ndombele has, of course, struggled with injuries this season and has played the full 90 minutes just three times this season and just once since the second game of the season against Manchester City.
Clearly he is attempting to work his way back to full fitness but the fact that he has put to bed any suggestions of a bust-up will help to put some minds at ease amongst the Spurs faithful.
If he is right, then he will surely be back into the team as soon as he proves his fitness.
With the club attempting to finish in the top-four and still fighting in both the FA Cup and the Champions League, Ndombele’s presence will certainly be needed.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has issued an update on a man who could leave the club this month.