Spurs fans were treated to the news that Tanguy Ndombele was only expected to be out for a couple of days with a minor injury, but many fans are concerned it could prove to be a lot longer.
Ndombele came off injured at half-time during Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Sheffield United last weekend but remains firmly in France manager Didier Deschamps’ plans ahead of the international fixtures. The World Cup-winning manager revealed that Ndombele’s injury was considered to be a minor one and that the midfielder should be fit for action within the next couple of days.
The 22-year-old midfielder signed for Spurs from Lyon in a club-record deal in the summer but has only recently cemented a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s side; starting each of their last three fixtures. Impressive performances, mainly in the Champions League, earned Ndombele a place in Deschamps’ squad and he is expected to feature despite his injury, something which has concerned a lot of Spurs fans on Twiter.
Reaction from Spurs fans to the update on Ndombele’s injury can be seen in the tweets below.
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) November 11, 2019
So he will be out for 3 months?
— TaiGa ? (@nyrax_) November 11, 2019
See him in March then
— Andrew Lucas (@andrewlucas44) November 11, 2019
That’s him out for 3 months then
— Chris (@chrisjc_) November 11, 2019
— MJ (@jacms88) November 11, 2019
Can’t wait until they send him back to us via DHL on a stretcher. We’ll smile and nod as usual.
— ap (@otheranthony) November 11, 2019
So maybe give him a two week rest and allow that sideshow bob lookalike to get some game time right ?
— Callum Sturt (@CallumSturt94) November 11, 2019
Spurs fans are clearly still worried about Ndombele, who is valued at £58.5 million (Transfermarkt), despite Deschamps’ comments and fear that he could be out for much longer than first thought.
What do we think?
Even with a minor injury, it seems strange that Pochettino is willing to let Ndombele play for a French side that isn’t exactly short on replacements. The midfielder has been impressive in recent fixtures; picking up an 8.29 rating for his strong display against Red Star Belgrade, so Spurs fans are rightly worried that Ndombele’s injury could be aggravated further in France’s qualifying games against Moldova and Albania.