Jose Mourinho has said that he is hopeful that Tanguy Ndombele’s specialist training plan can help him return to full fitness in the coming weeks.
Ndombele arrived from Lyon in a club-record transfer deal in the summer and there were naturally some big expectations on the Frenchman’s shoulders (Independent).
While he scored on his Premier League debut against Aston Villa and showed glimpses of real quality on the ball, he has failed to get a consistent run in the side due to injury problems.
Since Mourinho’s arrival back in November, the 22-year-old’s fitness has once again prevented him from getting much game time under his belt.
He has put in a few cameo appearances of the bench recently including in the 2-0 win over Manchester City and 1-0 loss to RB Leipzig where he made a positive impact on the game on both occasions.
Mourinho is hopeful that we are not far away from seeing the French international being fit enough to play all ninety minutes.
When asked about Ndombele’s fitness, the Spurs boss told Football.London: “I can only speak about three months and three months of small injuries, setbacks, difficult to reach a good physical level. Playing one match and then getting injured again. So difficult, difficult time.
“(On the benefits of his new training programme) At least he’s not been injured in the last few weeks, he played a good 30 minutes in the last game and it was a game of high intensity.
“And hopefully he’ll only improve. I hope that the first time he plays a match in the starting line-up, he can play and be on the pitch for 60-90 minutes and not have any setback.”
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Ndombele’s fitness issues have been extremely frustrating as it is clear that he as so many unbelievable attributes. Like many other fans, I’ve been desperate to see a midfield trio of Winks, Ndombele and Lo Celso but unfortunately, the Frenchman is just proving to be a little too fragile at the moment.
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