Jose Mourinho described Tanguy Ndombele’s performance in this evening’s 2-2 draw with Norwich City as “absolutely phenomenal”.
The France intetnational made his first Premier League start for the Special One as the deepest lying midfielder at Carrow Road, and had a cracking 90 minutes despite recent concerns raised over his fitness.
There were some fears among Spurs fans that Mourinho’s recent comments, via BBC Sport, on Ndombele were setting him up for a fall, but it seems, from this interview with Sky Sports, that the Portuguese does appreciate his talents after all.
Mourinho’s praise comes just after the two-minute mark, but the whole interview is worth a listen.
Jose Mourinho shares his thoughts after a @SpursOfficial performance full of yet more defensive calamities.— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 28, 2019
He had plenty of praise, though, for his side's response in the second half following his half-time changes.
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These supporters on Twitter were also impressed by Ndombele’s display…
Ndombele was absolutely outstanding today, deserved better.— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) December 28, 2019
ndombele driving into the box to deliver a rabona cross 85 minutes after everyone said he was fat and lazy— squid army (@ComradeYouSpurs) December 28, 2019
Ndombele was absolutely brilliant- how he wasn’t MOTM is beyond me #COYS— yidarmy35 (@Yidarmy35) December 28, 2019
People really think Ndombele hasn't played well?? Considering he played out of position, I thought he was good. Way too good on the ball to be that deep.— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) December 28, 2019
Ndombele brilliant, Eriksen very good, the rest not great. Really poor result.— Dan (@YidVids) December 28, 2019
Every time a player thinks they have Ndombele trapped he does some little brazy body feint that opens up bare space in the opposite direction, then plays the right forward pass. He’s going to the very top— 🦅 (@DroPil0T) December 28, 2019