Telegraph journalist Paul Hayward has blasted Jose Mourinho for his criticism of Tanguy Ndombele following Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday.
Mourinho handed Ndombele a rare start at Turf Moor but he took him off at half-time after a terrible display in the first forty-five minutes.
He singled out the Frenchman for criticism after the match and insisted that he had to improve his work rate and application to succeed in the Premier League (BBC).
Hayward claimed that the Spurs head coach’s comments were counterproductive and completely unwarranted as the 23-year-old was hardly Spurs’ worst player on Saturday.
Here’s what he said during this week’s edition of Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement:
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I completely back Jose’s decision to call Ndombele out as there are many signs of a poor attitude and a lack of desire from the Frenchman. We are in March and he has still not been able to get himself fit enough to complete ninety minutes despite being on an individualised training program. Let’s see if Jose’s words have the desired effect or not in the coming weeks.
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