Tottenham Hotspur still have just the one new senior player joining Pochettino’s ranks for the 2019/20 Premier League season, with the club breaking their transfer record on Tanguy Ndombele.
While Jack Clarke was also signed from Leeds United, he went back out on loan to his old club for this season.
Ndombele has featured for Tottenham on multiple occasions already in pre-season, alongside his new central midfield partners, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko.
While the Frenchman has not yet shown his best form in a Lilywhite shirt, it is still early days in terms of his Tottenham career, as he gets used to a new country, language, and manager with a rather demanding training regime.
Harry Winks has now revealed that Ndombele has looked impressive on the pitch, but one problem with the new signing is the language barrier.
Winks told Sky Sports News (06/08/2019 – 12:00 pm): “He has been fantastic. The lads are helping him settle in but he’s still learning the language. That’s a bit of a problem with the language barrier.
“But he’s been great on the field and everyone has been looking forward to seeing what he can show this season.
“He’s similar to how I play. He works hard for the team and he will be a great addition to the squad.”
Winks has also backed Spurs to go one step further this season, stating that the lads feel confident: “Pre-season has been going really well. Everyone is confident with how we have been playing.
“We head into the season trying to win every competition we’re in. We want to go as far as we possibly can in all of them. Hopefully, we can go one step further this season.”
On getting back into the England team, he added: “I need to perform well for Tottenham and hopefully the rest (England call-ups) will take care of itself. That will be no different this season.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I can see Winks and Ndombele becoming Tottenham’s first-choice central pairing for years to come, with both players still being in their early-20s. I also believe that Winks will walk back into the England set-up and the starting line up if he can put his injuries behind him. Let’s hope he is right about the squad going one step further, but I think Spurs need some more signings.
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