Former Liverpool midfielder, Jermaine Pennant, has become the latest person to criticise Jose Mourinho for his comments about Tanguy Ndombele after the 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday.
Mourinho took the midfielder off at half time after a lacklustre display and, when questioned after the match about why the team failed to get going in the first 45, he singled out Ndombele for criticism (BBC).
Pennant insisted that Mourinho’s words would have shattered Ndombele’s confidence and that the Spurs head coach should have had a private chat with the 23-year-old rather than calling him out publicly.
Here’s what the former Reds star told talkSPORT about the incident:
"I don't think it's right." ❌
"It's going to shatter his confidence." 👎
"You pull him in the changing rooms or training ground and have a man to man conversation."@Pennant83 on Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele. ⚪️
Was Mourinho right to criticise him? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/OAIEG9Uxar
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 9, 2020
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A lot of people are immediately drawing parallels with Mourinho’s treatment of the likes of Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw in the past but none of us watch Ndombele train regularly like Jose does. He has clearly seen something that he felt needed to be called out. Let’s hope that the Spurs boss’ comments inspire Ndombele to work hard and show what he can do.
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