“My head just wasn’t in the right place” – Ndombele opens up on time at Spurs

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Tanguy Ndombele has admitted that Tottenham can aim higher than a top-four finish this season but insisted that talks of winning the title are premature at this stage of the campaign.

Many did not even have Spurs as favourites to finish in the top four at the start of the campaign.

However, given how open this campaign is proving to be and the devastating form Tottenham’s forwards have been in, some pundits are now starting to come around to the suggestion that the Lilywhites can push for the title.

The North Londoners have looked a completely different outfit to last season and the same can be said of Ndombele, who has seemingly turned his Tottenham career around after a disappointing first season at the club.

The midfielder admitted that his head was not in the right place last season and that he is now getting used to the intensity of the Premier League.

The former Lyon man claimed that the lack of regular game time during the previous campaign also caused him issues.

He told Sky Sports: “I feel better. That comes from playing consecutive matches. It’s good for a player to have a good rhythm like that and get into shape.

“Last year I didn’t have that so much. This year I do so it’s better for the team and it’s better for me.

“Between France and England, there’s a real difference in the intensity of the matches. Last season my head just wasn’t in the right place. This season it’s going a lot better.”

When asked about the club’s title ambitions, the 23-year-old insisted that the team has to keep their feet on the ground since there is still a long way to go.

Ndombele added: “Our objective has always been to get into the top four. More than that? Why not? But nobody wins the league in six matches.

“Even if we were top of the league at this stage there’d still be 32 matches to play.”

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