Tottenham Hotspur fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest social media post from Spurs journalist Alasdair Gold.
This comes after the Football.london journalist shared a post on his official Twitter account relaying a video originally posted by the official Spurs Twitter page of highlights from a recent squad training session.
Gold captioned his post with the points he has taken from watching the training footage. The first point he said was that “Tanguy Ndombele’s clearly not looking to impress in training or ever play for Mourinho again”.
Another point he said was that it was “fair play” of Ndombele to be wearing a hat in training “when lesser men would faint”.
Gold’s final point was that Oliver Skipp “will hunt you down & clatter you even in training.”
This post from Gold then gathered a lot of replies from Spurs fans who were quick to respond, specifically on Gold’s points about Ndombele.
Here’s a sample of Spurs fans responding to the post:
What I took from this. 1) Tanguy Ndombele's clearly not looking to impress in training or ever play for Mourinho again ? 2) Fair play for always wearing that hat when lesser men would faint 3) Oliver Skipp will hunt you down & clatter you even in training pic.twitter.com/RBKP9ZKJBG
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) June 25, 2020
And your first point here is pointless… I am a huge fan of yours but does it make sense to you for a player to say or suggest he doesn’t want to play for a manager anymore?. Players are professionals and should be held accountable too
— Jose junior (@Josejunior2191) June 25, 2020
The Frenchman signed to Tottenham in the previous summer transfer window from Lyon for a fee of £54 million (per Transfermarkt).
Since then, the midfielder has gone on to make 19 appearances in the Premier League so far this year, with his performances in those appearances earning Ndombele a season rating of 6.76/10, making him Spurs’ 12th-highest-rated player this campaign (per WhoScored).
I won’t talk about ndombele again … Damn I begging mouriho to play him
— Cindy (@Cindy78924201) June 25, 2020
What is it with him and that beanie, it was hot out there today. Whenever he plays he always seems to fiddle with his trunks. A bit like Bale in the early days with his obsession with his hair.
— Dean (@Cdj_Trading) June 25, 2020
— Austin Bazan (@atxbazan) June 25, 2020
Would you start Ndombele in Spurs' next fixture?
However, Gold then replied to his original tweet revealing that his point on Ndombele was sarcastic.
Need to work a bit on the sarcasm Al, those who arent getting this will jump the gun on you??
— Shamit (@SHAMITTHFC) June 25, 2020
The sarcasm has gone straight over people’s head in this tweet
— cameron (@TidSpursy) June 25, 2020
I appreciated the sarcasm before ever watching the video. Thank you.
— Kristopher Stone (@KristopherSton9) June 25, 2020
So your saying ndombele is doing well?? ??
— Timmy Ryan (@TimmyRyan3) June 25, 2020
It’s good to see that the majority of these Spurs fans picked up on the light-hearted sarcasm of Gold’s tweet.
On the other hand, the fact that some Spurs fans took it seriously and were somewhat offended by this post from Gold shows just how much they like the midfielder and want to see him thrive at Tottenham.