Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking on his latest YouTube video following their Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City last weekend.
Should Ndombele have started the final?
Speaking on the matter, Gold revealed his surprise at not seeing Ndombele in the starting XI, but also the reason behind the decision.
He said: “I was surprised personally, with Tanguy Ndombele not being in the starting lineup.
“I understand the decision was made and based on form. He wasn’t carrying a knock or an injury or anything. It was just they felt he hasn’t been particularly great the last couple of matches and that others deserved a chance.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
In hindsight, it is easy to see why some people may be left frustrated by Mason’s decision to leave Ndombele out of the starting XI given how the match panned out for Spurs.
The Frenchman was replaced by Harry Winks in the game against Southampton last week, which may have had an impact on Mason’s decision to play the Englishman over Ndombele in the final.