Tottenham Hotspur took on Red Star Belgrade last night in the Champions League and ran away as 4-0 winners, following up on their 5-0 home win against the same team last month.
While Giovani Lo Celso and Heung Min Son took many of the headlines on a memorable night in Serbia, Tanguy Ndombele was superb in midfield.
The Frenchman worked perfectly alongside his fellow countryman Moussa Sissoko in breaking up play and driving Spurs forward with the ball at his feet.
Ndombele has played 13 games in a Lilywhite shirt this season, scoring two and assisting three in that time(TransferMarkt).
Ex-Spurs man, Paul Robinson, has now claimed that the club’s record signing must play week in week out.
Robinson says that Ndombele’s fitness has improved since joining Spurs from Lyon in the summer and this is the first time Pochettino has trusted to play him twice in one week. Ndombele also played in the 1-1 draw against Everton last Sunday.
The ex-Spurs keeper said (Football Insider): “Last night, the players who played have given Pochettino a problem. Ndombele for me must play week in, week out. He must play.
“They’ve gone on the record about his fitness, how he’s not used to the training methods, he’s not fit enough to play two games in a week. He played against Red Star at home, he was left out against Liverpool and was missed, brought back in and played well against Everton.
“This is the first time the manager’s played him two games in a week. He completed the full 90 minutes, he’s improving, he’s 22, they paid £55million for him and he’s got so much to give. His fitness is improving, he’s proved that he can play two games in a week and the way he is, he’s key to Spurs getting results.
“Ndombele has to play again. If he’s recovered in time, he has to play (v Sheffield United).”
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