Pundit claims that Spurs players will not be impressed with actions of team-mate

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Dom Le Roy

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has claimed that Tanguy Ndombele will be a figure of hatred among some of his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates.

The French international became Tottenham’s club record signing when he made the move from Lyon last summer for an initial fee of £53.8million (BBC).

Ndombele was once again an unused substitute when Tottenham recorded a 2-0 win in the Premier League on Tuesday night against West Ham United.

Reports from France emerged on Tuesday claiming that the midfielder had told Mourinho he no longer wanted to work with him (Telefoot).

Before the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mourinho had singled Ndombele out over his performances and fitness levels (BBC) before praising the midfielder’s commitment in training when the players were working towards the resumption of the campaign (Football.London).

Whelan believes the Spurs squad will not have appreciated Ndombele’s alleged issues with Mourinho making their way into the media.

Whelan told Football Insider: “Him trying to do the sneaky bit and saying there is a rift – I think there is a rift there but that should be kept behind closed doors and dealt with in the summer in the proper way.

“He’s let himself down a massive amount there and I’m sure the players and everyone associated with the club will not enjoy that kind of move from the player.” 

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