ESPN journalist, Julien Laurens has revealed that Tanguy Ndombele is enjoying playing in the No.10 role this season as that has always been the Frenchman’s favourite position.
All was clearly not well between the midfielder and Jose Mourinho last season and Laurens reveals in the article that the disagreement with the pair was due to the midfielder’s perceived lack of work rate.
It is claimed that Ndombele was rather laid back during his time with Amiens and Lyon, where he would not always give it his all in training.
The France international reportedly had a culture shock when he arrived at Spurs for a club-record fee in 2019 given the work rate demanded on a daily basis.
The report claims that Mauricio Pochettino was also far from pleased with Ndombele’s work ethic and expected more of him.
Laurens also adds that Mourinho never doubted the 23-year-old’s talent but was trying to spark a reaction from him by calling him out.
It is claimed that Ndombele feels much more at home at Spurs this season and is starting to adapt to the demands of playing in competition as intense as the Premier League.
The former Lyon man is said to be frustrated at always being withdrawn around the hour mark but Laurens reveals that it is all part of Mourinho’s plan to build his stamina for the latter part of the season.
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