Tanguy Ndombele opens up on his ‘season of adaption’ in Amazon documentary

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Dom Le Roy

For those who are not looking for ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ spoilers from the upcoming episodes of the Amazon documentary, look away now.

Football.London have revealed that the final three episodes of Amazon’s fly on the wall documentary about Tottenham’s 2019/20 season, touches upon Tanguy Ndombele’s struggles at the club.

Spurs shattered their transfer record to sign the midfielder from Lyon last summer but he has found it difficult to get a run in the side, and reports indicate that he could be set to leave after just one season at the club (Calcio Mercato).

However, it has been claimed that Tottenham do not wish to let him go as there is still belief at the club that he can come good.

Football.London reveal that this is what Daniel Levy conveys to the Frenchman in a meeting towards the end of the season, telling him that he can turn his fortunes around if he worked hard, just like his compatriot Moussa Sissoko.

After his meeting with the Spurs chairman, in which Ndombele assures the 58-year-old that he is a fighter, the midfielder opens up on his struggles to the camera.

He is quoted as saying: “It’s been complicated. I was injured a lot. It’s been a season of adaptation, but it’s been okay, you guys have been there to help me.

“It’s complicated when you change country. I left France and I left my family to come here. Then it’s not easy when you change environment. The training it’s a change in intensity and even the matches.

“You have to adapt to a new life and it hasn’t been easy so far, but that’s how it is.”

Sissoko then also reiterates his belief that his Spurs and France teammate will come good in North London.

The former Newcastle man says: “The manager is making some choices and we have to accept that, even if sometimes it’s painful, but Tanguy will bring us to the Champions League next year. We believe in him.”

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I was personally not too optimistic that we will hang on to Ndombele next season but with just weeks to go in the transfer window, it does look likely that he will stay. The midfielder certainly deserves a second chance if he is willing to work hard and prove himself. However, the cynic in me suspects that the only reason we will hang on to him is that we are going to find it difficult to a club who are willing to meet our asking price and match his current salary.

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  1. Was the cynic in you evident regarding Son in his first season with the club when many were writing him off as another dud? Were you also one of those constantly complaining for two years that Moussa Sossoko was a total waste of money and wanted the club to off load him pronto? Gareth Bale was also regarded as a waste of space in his first three years at the club and there are more players I can add to that list who were vilified by our own fans not to mentioned fans from other clubs who wallowed in it. Ndombele has more skill in him than any other current player in our club and the fans should get fully behind him. I can see him shining very brightly in time and the low class nonces in the media will be selling him off in their articles to the richest clubs in Europe.


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