Journalist asks Mourinho what Ndombele has to do to get into his plans at Spurs

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Tanguy Ndombele
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It has been far from a dream start to his Tottenham career for Tanguy Ndombele this season in North London as he has struggled with injuries and for regular game time.

The Frenchman was signed from Lyon for a club-record £53.8m in the summer after Spurs qualified for the Champions League Final in Madrid (BBC).

However, TransferMarkt claim that his valuation is now at just £46.8m after a poor first season with the Lilywhites. Ndombele has made 29 appearances this season, scoring two goals and assisting another four.

While the ex-Lyon man looked to be thriving initially under Mauricio Pochettino, the introduction of Jose Mourinho as the new head coach has been tough for Ndombele.

Despite being fit and ready since the restart, Ndombele has been named on the bench for all six games, coming on in just two for a total of 64 minutes (TransferMarkt).

In the pre-match press conference ahead of the Newcastle game this week, one journalist asked Mourinho what Ndombele had to do to get into his plans.

Football London report that he replied: “Every player is part of my plans. Every one. I don’t give up on players and no player has a privilege. No problem at all.”

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