‘Supposedly he’s frightening’ – Ex-Spur reveals what former team-mates told him about midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Kieran Trippier has revealed what he has heard about Tanguy Ndombele from his former Tottenham teammates, amidst reports that the midfielder might leave North London after just a season (L’Equipe).

Ndombele is yet to get any minutes under his belt since the Premier League restart and reports have alleged that his relationship with Jose Mourinho has taken a hit (The Athletic).

However, there have also been contradictory reports that have suggested that the Spurs boss has no intention of letting the 23-year-old leave and believes he can bring the best out of him (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness).

When asked what he thought of Spurs’ record summer signing, Trippier told The Beautiful Game Podcast (as relayed by Football.London): “I’ve not played with him but I’ve seen him play,”

“From what I hear he’s unbelievable and supposedly he’s frightening.”

The right-back, who left Spurs to join Atletico Madrid last summer, was extremely complimentary of the Tottenham squad and backed the team to come through the difficult spell they have endured this season.

The England international also claimed Mourinho was the right appointment for Spurs and backed the 57-year-old to guide the club to silverware.

He added: “You look on paper and they have a quality team. I feel like they’ve brought the right manager in as he’s a natural winner.

“You look at everywhere he’s been and he’s always won trophies and he finds a way to win.

“I feel he’s the perfect manager of course. The players, you’ve got Dele Alli, Harry Winks who is an absolute baller as well.

“It’s a difficult period at the moment for them because with the team they’ve got they don’t deserve to be where they are.

“They’ve missed H [Harry Kane] for so long and he’s a natural goalscorer for them, Sonny with the military and the Olympics.

“They’ve got a fantastic team and it’s about challenges. You will go through periods like this but they will come out the other end for sure.

“Make no mistake about that as they have a fantastic, unbelievable manager.”

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Like Kieran says, we have an extremely formidable squad on paper when everyone is fit and I do not think we need too many new additions this summer to challenge the top sides next season. We look much harder to beat now after Jose has had time to work with the players on the training pitch.

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