Michael Owen backs 24-year-old to fire Spurs to a narrow win over Brighton

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Michael Owen has said that Tanguy Ndombele could be key to helping Tottenham beat Brighton this evening.

Tottenham’s trip to the Amex Stadium has extra significant after Jose Mourinho’s men fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Liverpool on Thursday.

Spurs will also be without their talisman Harry Kane, who went off at half-time against Liverpool after injuring both of his ankles.

It remains to be seen if Mourinho will hand a rare start to Carlos Vinicius in Kane’s absence or if he will stick Son Heung-min upfront just as he did in the second half against the Reds.

Ndombele was arguably Tottenham’s best player on Thursday and one of the few who could hold their head high despite the team’s poor display.

Owen believes that the Frenchman could be crucial to helping the Lilywhites overcome Graham Potter’s men and even backed the 24-year-old to get on the scoresheet.

The former Liverpool striker told BetVictor: “Brighton have made a marked improvement since the turn of the year and there is little doubt that they can cause most Premier League sides problems,” Owen said.

“That said, one player that has caught my eye in recent weeks is Tanguy Ndombele. He seems to be playing a little further forward and that has seen a huge uplift in his shots and goals.

“With Harry Kane a doubt, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him scoring in a narrow win for Spurs. Brighton 1-2 Tottenham.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While there is a lot of doom and gloom surrounding Spurs at the moment, the reality is that we are just four points off a top-four spot with a game in hand. A win against Brighton on Sunday will help but Tottenham fans at ease but anything other than 3 points will put us in a precarious position.

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