Jose Mourinho makes yet another worrying claim against Tanguy Ndombele

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has claimed that Tanguy Ndombele has lots of problems.

The French international moved to North London from Lyon in the summer for a club record fee of £55.45million (Guardian).

Ndombele has struggled with injury issues which saw Mourinho twice aim a dig in the direction of the 23-year-old between Christmas and New Year by accusing him of always being injured (Metro).

He has struggled to string a consistent run of matches together due to different injury issues during the course of the campaign (transfermarkt).

Mourinho was asked about the club’s summer signings and how he feels that they are adapting to life at the Champions League finalists.

Spurs, who were still managed by Mauricio Pochettino whilst the signings were made recruited Jack Clarke, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon along with Ndombele.

The Portuguese did hint that he believes Lo Celso is starting to show signs of progression after a slow start to life at Spurs which was hampered by a hip problem which he picked up on international duty with Argentina in September (Spurs official).

He told Football.London: “Some players left, some players come. The players that come – Giovani, Sessegnon, Ndombele – you see the young boy is in a process of developing and we are giving him time to do that,” 

“Giovani comes from completely different football cultures. Played in Spain, Argentina, played in Spain, played in France, now he comes again. You can feel that he is coming.

“Ndombele not even coming. Injured and with lots of problems, so you cannot compare what was four years ago in the cycle of four years to what it is now. So we have to work.”

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