Tanguy Ndombele opens up on his current relationship with Mourinho at Spurs

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Tanguy Ndombele has admitted that he has developed a good understanding with Jose Mourinho and is now committed to doing his very best for Tottenham.

Ndombele was publicly criticised by Mourinho for his lack of effort after Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Turf Moor back in March and the midfielder hardly got any game time after the restart last season.

There was considerable speculation over the Frenchman’s future during the transfer window, with some reports indicating that the club were ready to cut their losses on him.

However, the midfielder has been one of Tottenham’s best players at the start of this season and has quickly established himself as one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Mourinho even admitted after Tottenham’s loss to Royal Antwerp on Thursday that the team missed the 23-year-old’s ability to speed up the play in the attacking third (Football.London).

Ndombele acknowledged that his relationship with the Portuguese coach is better and that he is now much more settled in North London.

He told The Sun: “I’ve got a good relationship with the coach.

“And the more difficult moments last season we’ve left behind us. We’re now both trying our hardest to help the team.

“I’m working a bit differently now. I find myself working harder in training and in the matches. But above all, I think I’ve just settled in better.

“It’s true that the last season was difficult for me — to change championships like that, it isn’t easy.”

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