Spurs fans took to Twitter to slam the performance of Tanguy Ndombele during the 1-1 draw with Burnley at the weekend.
The 23-year-old started the game at Turf Moor but was hauled off at half-time and has since been criticised by Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese manager saying: “I have to say that Tanguy has had enough time to be at a different level” per Charlie Eccleshare. The former Lyon man has seriously struggled in recent weeks and once again failed to have an impact on the game, earning a 6.34 rating for his first-half display.
Since joining for a club-record fee in the summer, Ndombele has started just 17 games in all competitions for the North London club, with fitness issues seemingly preventing the French international from showing the sort of form which made him so sought after during his time with Lyon.
Do you think Ndombele has run out of chances at Spurs?
Yes, he needs selling
No, he's quality just needs to improve his fitness
Reaction from Spurs fans to Ndombele’s performance can be seen in the tweets below.
— C (@CA_COACHING_1) March 8, 2020
Jose has every right to hammer Ndombele, by far our best player and strolls around the pitch, dropping 5/10 performances. Pathetic get rid of the guy, if he doesn’t have the fight for the cause. #THFC https://t.co/PjZ2L9OZyM
— Dont touch me (@harrygelb18) March 7, 2020
He’s a disgrace. We paid 62 million quid for him and he can’t be arsed to raise a gallop and get himself fit. Fine him 2 weeks wages for not carrying out his professional obligations and see how quick the prat gets fit then.
— richard vanlint (@vannie68) March 7, 2020
My shortened version. NDombele is a disgrace to his profession.
— Seany (@seanheld) March 8, 2020
— Jude Dike, Ph.D. (@drjudedike) March 8, 2020
— True (@2bornot16762181) March 7, 2020
Have no problem with Mourinho publicly criticising Ndombele. Unfit, lazy, sulky. Talent is undeniable but everyone knows you need the attitude to match. Looking like a glorified Adel Taarabt right now. #thfc
— Sean (@Tottingham_Sean) March 7, 2020
Plenty of positives to take out of that second half! Ndombele is useless #THFC
— Bill (@billcrowethfc) March 7, 2020
These Spurs fans clearly weren’t too impressed with Ndombele’s performance or his attitude since joining in the summer.
What do we think?
Mourinho has now called out Ndombele so he needs to prove to his manager that he is working hard to improve and if he doesn’t, then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him shipped out in the summer.