Pundit warns Spurs star not to try and go head-to-head with Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho would not hesitate in freezing Tanguy Ndombele out of the Tottenham Hotspur first team squad, according to former Hull City defender Alex Bruce.

During the suspension of the Premier League campaign, it was claimed that Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur coaches had been impressed with Tanguy Ndombele’s efforts (According to Football.London).

Telefoot journalist Julien Maynard tweeted that the French midfielder told Mourinho earlier this week that he no longer wants to play for him.

Bruce believes that Ndombele needs to keep his head down and focus on his football after hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Ndombele was named on the bench for both of Tottenham’s opening fixtures following the resumption of the campaign but has not made it onto the pitch.

The French international has managed just two goals and four assists from 27 appearances in all competitions for Spurs and has been subjected to criticism from his manager (BBC).

Bruce told Football Insider: “He won’t be the first, he won’t be the last. God knows what’s going on behind the scenes but if anyone thinks they’re bigger than the club – and that counts for every club, not just Tottenham – nine times out of ten the club always wins.

“My advice to him is just get your head down, they obviously paid a lot of money for him and he’s not really done much as of yet at Tottenham. 

“One thing’s for sure, Jose Mourinho has let go of bigger and better players than him. You try and take him on, you try and be disruptive but you can only take it so far.

“He is a good player, he is going to be an asset to Tottenham but whatever keeps bubbling in the background, like it’s persistently been doing, it needs to be sorted out for both parties to be sorted.” 

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