Jamie O’Hara has claimed that Tanguy Ndombele is not good or fit enough to play for Tottenham under the tutelage of Antonio Conte.
The 52-year-old Italian tactician has altered Tottenham’s fortunes since being appointed at the start of November, guiding the club to four wins from his first seven Premier League games.
However, the turnaround in form has come at the expense of Ndombele, 24, who has been limited to just one league start since Conte’s appointment.
Conte has often deployed a midfield tandem of Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg due to their graft and hard-working ethic, which has often left the Frenchman limited to appearances from the Spurs bench.
Despite Ndombele’s obvious talent on the ball, former Spurs midfielder O’Hara does not believe he is good enough and questioned the midfielder’s fitness to play in a side led by Conte.
He said on talkSPORT (December 27, 8:39 pm): “He is not for me, Ndombele. I don’t think he is good enough to play for this Spurs side. He is not fit enough to play. I don’t think he has the capacity.”
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Ndombele clearly has so much talent, but having just that isn’t going to cut it under Conte when he demands more than 100 per cent from every player.
But this is yet another Spurs manager that is overlooking him which doesn’t bode well. Hopefully, Conte can use his amazing man management skills to good effect here.
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