Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs journalists discuss Ndombele

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On the latest episode of the Extra Inch podcast, Chris Miller, Nathan Clark, and Bardi have been reacting to Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United on Thursday evening. 

Unsurprisingly, one topic of conversation on the recent episode, which was titled: ‘Ragecast‘, was French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The former Lyon man made his first appearance for the Lilywhites since the restart on Thursday evening but could do little to prevent Sheffield United from securing a comfortable victory.

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The 23-year-old was given just 19 minutes by Jose Mourinho to try and make a difference at Bramall Lane but struggled to have much impact; earning a 6.22 rating for his performance.

Here’s what Miller had to say about the much-discussed midfielder: (14:24)

“Show that you’re willing to put him on the pitch, don’t just throw him on when you need him and to the point where he looks horrendously unfit and obviously he’s gonna look unfit, he’s not had any minutes, he’s gonna be a big lump if you’re not playing him, the treatment of Ndombele really winds me up and it might be that he’s the worst pro ever but this is not the way to manage him.”

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Mourinho confirmed before the match that he had no issues with the Frenchman, however, he was once again left on the bench and given little time to turn the game around when he came on, with the home side having just scored their second goal before his introduction (per BBC). Miller suggests that he was looking particularly unfit, which is unsurprising when you consider the fitness issues that have plagued him so far this season and the fact that it was his first competitive appearance since March.

Do you think Ndombele looked unfit against Sheffield United?





It will be interesting to see if the £46.8 million rated man is given an opportunity to impress from the start when Spurs face Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday night.

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