Mourinho showers Tanguy Ndombele with praise and predicts further improvements

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s record transfer signing, Tanguy Ndombele, completed another 90 minutes on the pitch last night in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea.

The Frenchman started in a central midfield three alongside Gedson Fernandes and Moussa Sissoko, with Ndombele as the more creative attacking outlet.

The win on penalties became Ndombele’s second 90-minute haul in the space of a week after he played the full game against Shkendija last Thursday.

Before these two matches, Ndombele had not played a full 90 under Mourinho since December 2019, showing real growth in recent times.

Ndombele joined Spurs for a club-record fee of £53.8m in the summer of 2019 from Lyon after impressing in both the Champions League and Ligue 1 (BBC).

In his press conference today, Mourinho showered his midfielder with praise, claiming that he is not only playing amazing but also with happiness in a Spurs shirt.

However, the head coach also admitted that there were still physical improvements to be made, adding that Ndombele could be ‘phenomenal’ in the future.

Mourinho said (Alasdair Gold): “Tanguy is playing amazing. I am very, very happy. You can feel the happiness. Physically he has to be better, he will be better. He can get better, he can be really phenomenal.”

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  1. Never doubted for a second that Tanguy would come good, he’s going to become the heartbeat of Tottenham’s midfield, this guy is special and will be Spurs future!


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