‘He’s so quick’ – Spurs defender names player he cannot get the ball from in training 

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Tottenham academy defender Malachi Fagan-Walcott has waxed lyrical about the ability of Tanguy Ndombele admitting that he cannot get the ball off the Frenchman in training. 

Fagan-Walcott completed a loan move to Dundee during the winter transfer window and will be hoping to return to Spurs in the summer with plenty of first-team football under his belt for the Scottish side. 

The 18-year-old is considered by many within Tottenham to be a potential star for the future, having signed his first professional contract a week after Jose Mourinho took charge.

The defender made his first-team debut for Spurs in the Champions League defeat against RB Leipzig last season but injury problems restricted the youngster to just two appearances for the Under-23s this campaign. 

The centre-back, who made his debut for Dundee in their 3-1 defeat to Raith two weeks ago, admitted that he has trained with the Spurs first-team on a few occasions and finds the standard to be very high.

He told The Evening Telegraph: “Training with Spurs is incredible because it’s on a different level to what I’d been used to.

“The intensity, concentration and technique is much higher than it is when you’re with the Under-23s.”

When asked who his hardest opponent in training was, Fagan-Walcott responded: “It’s difficult because they are all good, but Tanguy Ndombele is technically so good.

“You think you can get the ball off him but you can’t, he’s so quick.

“They are all good, big, strong and have great ability. You learn from training with players like that but I think I’ll learn more here at Dundee in the next few months.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

While the word ‘quick’ is not necessarily the first thing that might come to people’s mind regarding Ndombele, it is obvious what Fagan-Walcott is referring to here. Not only does the Frenchman possess really quick feet but he is just really sharp over the first yard or two from a standing position, which allows him to burst past opponents with ease.

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