Report: Lo Celso thriving in advanced role while Ndombele admits he is still not ‘100 per cent’

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Tanguy Ndombele
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In their weekly Tottenham loan update, Football.London have revealed that Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele had contrasting fortunes over the last few days at Villareal and Lyon respectively.

Ndombele has done well since returning to Lyon on loan in January but the midfielder struggled in the club’s 1-0 loss at home to Lille on the weekend.

GFFN gave the Spurs man a rating of 4 out of 10 – the lowest of any player. 

The 25-year-old told Lyon’s official website last week: “I’m not at 100% yet but I’m trying to give my best.”

However, Lo Celso is thriving in his new role, with the Argentine being partnered upfront with Arnaut Danjuma by Unai Emery.

The midfielder impressed in Villarreal’s 1-1 draw at home to Juventus in the Champions League last week and was also one of the stars of the show in the Yellow Submarine’s 5-1 win at Espanyol on Sunday.

Bryan Gil also continues to impress at Valencia, playing all 90 minutes once again as Los Che beat Mallorca 1-0 at the weekend.

Football.London reveal that Pape Matar Sarr completed all 90 minutes for the first time since returning from the African Cup of Nationals as Metz played out a 0-0 draw with Nantes at home.

Cameron Carter-Vickers helped Celtic keep clean sheets against both Hibernian and St Mirren and the Tottenham defender opened the scoring for the Scottish giants in their 2-0 win against the latter.

The centre-back volleyed home from close range, pouncing on a loose ball after a free-kick was played into the box.

Despite not finding his goalscoring boots over recent months, Troy Parrott continues getting rave reviews for his performances for MK Dons.

The striker helped the League One side beat Bolton 2-0 over the weekend and earned a rating of 8.5 for his performance from MK Citizen.

The publication said about the Spurs man’s display: “Took hit after hit but kept getting up and asking for more. Great on the ball, unselfish, made great runs, dropped deep and added a body defensively too. A sensational all-round game.”

Meanwhile, Kion Etete continues proving his goalscoring prowess at Cheltenham, with the striker grabbing a goal in their 2-1 defeat at home against Crewe Alexandra, making it two goals and three assists in five matches for the League One side.

Football.London have also revealed that Jack Clarke has mostly been used as an impact substitute at Sunderland since his move up North and that the winger once again came off the bench for a 12-minute cameo as the Black Cats defeated Wigan 3-0 on Saturday.

Spurs Web Opinion

It is pleasing to see both Troy Parrott and Kion Etete do well in League One. 

While both of them have different characteristics, they both might be competing with each other for a place in the Spurs first-team over the next year or two.

Perhaps, Tottenham would consider loaning both players to Championship clubs next season to fast-forward their development.

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