Report provides update on ‘very happy’ Ndombele despite Mason snub

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have looked impressive in the Premier League under Ryan Mason since the former academy graduate took over as interim head coach last month.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Daniel Levy and co in April after 17 months in charge of the Lilywhites and Mason, who was head of player development at the time, was named as his temporary successor until the end of the season.

While there was a Carabao Cup Final defeat to Man City between them, Mason has recorded back-to-back Premier League victories thus far.

Spurs came from behind to win against Southampton at the end of last month before demolishing relegated Sheffield United this weekend at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, while the likes of Son and Bale have shone, there has been one notable absentee from the last two line-ups, Tanguy Ndombele.

The Frenchman was left as an unused substitute in both the League Cup Final and the Sheffield United game.

Despite this, Football London have reported that Ndombele remains happy, settle and comfortable at Spurs and is not sulking despite being dropped of late.

The report stated: ‘Ndombele must prove himself once again, but he was certainly not sulking at being out of the team.

‘Before the game, when the substitutes came out to warm-up, he jogged quietly up on to the pitch and stealthily approached the kit manager Steve Dukes, who was looking across the turf.

‘He sneaked up behind him and covered Dukes’ eyes with his hands, playing the old ‘Guess Who’ game before giving the long-serving kit man a playful shove.

‘Mason swerved a question from in the week about Ndombele’s omission but what is important this time for the Frenchman is that he is very happy, settled and comfortable at Tottenham now and he’s been here before in trying to win over a manager.

‘The 24-year-old will see it as a challenge rather than the affront it was in his first season at the club and it should push him to better things.’

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