N’Jie Form Lambasted by Cameroon Boss

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs flop Clinton N’Jie has been blasted by his own international manager Hugo Broos following a less than impressive season in France.

Tottenham signed the pacey youngster in 2015 for £12 million from Ligue 1 side Lyon, but failed to impress during his first season with the North-London club. An injury early into the campaign set him back a long way, from which the 23 year old has seemingly never recovered.

In 2016, N’Jie was loaned to Marseille in a deal that saw Georges-Kevin N’Koudou make a permanent move to Tottenham in return. However, N’Jie once again struggled to find his feet after starting just 11 games all season. Marseille fans voted overwhelmingly against N’Jie staying on at the French club and it seems Cameroon manager Hugo Broos shares their opinion.

In a damning interview with CamFoot, Broos said:

“Clinton N’Jie is a special case. Everyone tells me, and I also know, that he is a player with very good qualities. The problem is that he almost never shows his qualities during matches. We saw him at the African Cup. The performance he produced was not at his level. I told him so. He must be aware of his qualities, and be aware that it is not enough. His performances in Marseille were not good too.”

“It is not for a matter of indiscipline that Clinton N’Jie is not summoned. Never believe what social networks say. When we look at what Clinton did in the first game at the CAN, I think he does not deserve to be called now.”

Hugo Broos made these comments after deciding not to call Clinton N’Jie up to the international squad for the Confederations Cup this Summer in Russia.

Do you think Tottenham should give N’Jie another chance? Or is he dead wood that needs to go?

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  1. Give him another chance, he can be coached into a decent player and his pace will be useful on the bigger Wembley pitch. He is an extra body to cover injuries and to throw on in the last 10-15 minutes when legs are tired and/or for cup games; he and Nkoudou have done about the same in a Spurs shirt so let it be a sort of winner-stays-on battle.


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