Premier league news One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news

MetiNews.Com - The young French midfielder once again impressed in the centre of the pitch for Tottenham Hotspur and he caught Jose Mourinho's eye

Premier league news One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news

MetiNews.Com - The young French midfielder once again impressed in the centre of the pitch for Tottenham Hotspur and he caught Jose Mourinho's eye

Premier league news  One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news
18 October 2020 - 21:00

Breaking News ! Some might point to the moment Gareth Bale came on to the pitch at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as creating a sideshow that distracted his new team-mates from the job at hand. However, it might not have been his substitution that made the difference, more the player that Harry Winks replaced. That's because Tanguy Ndombele had been one of Tottenham's best players until he was withdrawn in the 73rd minute. The Frenchman added yet another impressive display to his run of them this season. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now His growing fitness, further aided by his work with Spurs' performance coach Carlos Lalin and Jose Mourinho during the international break, meant that he was still pressing his West Ham counterparts high up the pitch minutes before he left the field. In possession, Ndombele bossed the midfield as he did at Old Trafford a fortnight before and the Hammers players could barely get the ball off him, whether it was on the edge of his own box or in their half. When they did manage to, it was often because they had fouled him. Such has been the transformation in the 23-year-old and his ever improving relationship with Mourinho that there was one moment in the game that would never have happened last season. Towards the end of the first half, Ndombele made two big, crunching tackles in the centre of the pitch. The first of which set up a Spurs break and the second left Mourinho a very happy man. "Well done Tanguy," he bellowed at the Frenchman with applause from the edge of his technical area. Winks' introduction to the game was not the wrong decision.

. However, his arrival would have been better served at the expense of either Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg or Moussa Sissoko, who had both started to wane in the second half. Removing Ndombele, and there was no suggestion from Mourinho that he had a knock, brought an end to Tottenham controlling possession in the midfield, with his pirouettes and ball use constantly frustrating and bamboozling West Ham. Read More Related Articles Every word Mourinho said on Gareth Bale, Winks, Sanchez and why Tottenham drew with West Ham Read More Related Articles Tottenham player ratings: Kane and Ndombele superb, Bale misses big chance before Lanzini rocket While Bale's arrival might have worried them, Ndombele's departure would have brought them respite and a few players probably exhaled a relieved breath. Mourinho was probably looking ahead to Thursday's Europa League match against LASK and if Giovani Lo Celso is not fit and available he will need Ndombele. There are of course other reasons why Tottenham ended up throwing away two points in the game, including some iffy defending in crunch moments from Moussa Sissoko, Davinson Sanchez, Bale's missed chance from close range, that foul by Serge Aurier, and then that Winks "clearance" that should have been sent long and deep. It's hard not to wonder what introducing Erik Lamela rather than Lucas Moura for those final ten minutes would have produced as well in terms of how complacent Spurs looked. The Brazilian made little impact and Tottenham could have done with the Argentine's aggressive play and the fact that he would have eked out every last minute of the match to frustrate the visitors. Read More Related Articles Son explains why the Tottenham players have been excited by how Gareth Bale has been training Read More Related Articles Behind the scenes of Tottenham's deal to sign Joe Rodon and why Jose Mourinho is so happy Those final minutes were the time for those intelligent but nasty players Mourinho adores to step up. However, Lamela was missing with a knock, although he did take part in a post-match training session on the pitch, along with Giovani Lo Celso and all of the players who did not take part in the game, plus Winks, Lucas and new signing Joe Rodon. That came after a game that will be remembered for those final eight minutes when Spurs crumbled when it should have served as a showpiece to highlight the incredible attacking talent Mourinho now has at his disposal and that was on display in the first half. When the Portuguese analyses the game as he watches it back on Monday, he might just regret taking off Ndombele even if he knows the Frenchman's team-mates should have done much, much better afterwards.

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Premier league news One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news


Premier league news One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news


Premier league news One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news


Premier league news One moment summed up Tanguy Ndombele and Jose Mourinho's new relationship Last spor news

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