Tanguy Ndombele netted his first goal for Napoli on Sunday as the Serie A table-toppers brushed Torino aside to move one step closer to winning the Scudetto.
Ndombele has largely been used as an impact substitute by Luciano Spalletti this season and the Frenchman had to settle for another cameo off the bench on Sunday, replacing Piotr Zielinski in the 65th minute.
The result was already in the bag for Napoli, who were leading 3-0 at the time, courtesy of a Victor Osimhen brace and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s spot-kick in the first half.
The on-loan Tottenham man put the icing on the cake for the away side by netting his first goal for the club just four minutes after coming on, producing a composed side-foot finish when he found himself one on one against the goalkeeper.
Watch Ndombele’s 68th-minute goal below:
Tanguy Ndombele's first goal in Italian football ✨
The Tottenham loanee combines with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to add to Napoli's rout of Torino. pic.twitter.com/iHY69Mu4BS
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Even though Ndombele has not managed to force himself into Napoli’s starting eleven, it is clear that he now has won Spalletti’s trust, with the experienced Italian coach bringing him on around the hour mark in almost every game.
If the 26-year-old maintains the same form until the end of the season, the Serie A club will likely look to activate the option to buy him permanently.
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