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Ex-manager task Spurs backroom staff to work on Ndombele after his dreadful stats are revealed
By Bruce Grove -

Tanguy Ndombele is one of the most talented players at Tottenham, but the Frenchman incredibly lacks the stamina to be at his maximum best for the full 90 minutes.

The midfielder struggled to get into the Tottenham team at the start of this season and that is exactly what happened at the beginning of the last campaign.

Tottenham struggled for creativity and Nuno Espirito Santo brought him back into the team.

He is one of the most exciting players to watch at the start of Tottenham games, but his influence fades in the second half.

Whoscored revealed that the midfielder’s performance dropped in the second half of their game against Wolves in midweek.

He went from making the most touches by any player in the first half (64) to making a lot less in the second half (23).

He also made just 12 passes in the second half after making 42 before the break.

His second-half numbers are terrible and former Scotland manager, McLeish says Spurs have to work on him to remain active for a longer period on the pitch.

He told Football Insider: “If those are the stats then people will pick the bones out of that and say he needs to be more fit.

“I don’t know the way he works, the kind of level, that’s for the sports science team.

“They have to get him to a level where if he’s going to produce statistics like that in the first half, the manager will be wanting that for the whole game.

“You can’t say: ‘I’ve got this guy for 45 minutes and then I’m going to take him off because he doesn’t run about in the second half.’

“That is for the sports science guys to get him to a level of fitness where you’re getting top drawer, 90-minute performances.”

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East Stand
East Stand
24 days ago

Great vlog HH. I too have been wondering if the stadium naming thing not being sorted before we finished it or indeed, TWO years after it has been finished, means that the moment has gone, if it were ever there.

I’ve said this before, when Woolwich Wanderers did their naming rights thing with Emirates, the club were Champions League regulars and Wenger was still in his pomp (just about). They had a level of cache that Emirates Airlines wanted to be associated with, I very much doubt they would have envisaged their decline into a ‘top ten’ side.

We were there for a while, why wasn’t a deal done back then? I believe it was because Levy doesn’t trust the concept of being an ‘elite’ football team as a means to gaining cache for the club brand.

He believes in his fantasy world that having big fancy stadium is comparable to on pitch success. He also probably thought “you wait till they see it built, they’ll be climbing over each other to sponsor it! I’ll wait get a deal done then”. What the current situation proves is that sponsors want to be associated with success when it comes to team sports.

However if you take F1 or Moto GP sponsors like the idea of the glamour, danger and taking chances of those particular sports, there’s lifestyle element to it too, of aspiration. Football doesn’t have that as a sport, it’s a pyramid and a big sponsor wants to associate with the top of it, not just below it or just bit off the top.

Levy’s really shown his lack of understanding in the whole shambles, what a suprise!

England Mike
England Mike
25 days ago

You can find faults in every player no matter who if you want, one fault I see in the modern era, is that there is a distinct lack of two footed players, which in the past would not get you very far in the game.
Fitness levels should be better though when you consider the sport science doctors and high tech equipment available in assisting them, but I don’t believe it is, players still suffer the same injuries and they seem to happen more frequently, that can’t be right.
I am a great believer in players having the right attitudes and character to put on a shirt, and would not take a chance buying a talented player who lacks the desire to win. This club has excelled itself in bringing in the wrong type of player, sometimes at great expense, and it continues…

legoverlass
legoverlass
25 days ago

He signs on to be a professional footballer and he signs on to commit to being fit, barring injury, to be able to play 90 mins of PL football for £200K per week. The present situation is unacceptable and I have had enough of these Frenchies who appear to believe that in some way they are superior to other players and have this arrogance that is poisonous to the squad. I would insert a clause in their contract that states that if they are only 50% fit enough to play 90 mins in the PL then they get 50% of their salary. Simple and fair and I bet the problem would soon go away or they would and both options are preferable to the current situation in my opinion.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
25 days ago

You could tell from his Body Language and Weeping Jesus expressions that he was not up for it.,and that was years ago.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago

Cracking game at Brentford showing why the PL is the best league in the world.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
25 days ago

Was waiting for the usual last minute winner for Liverpool, didn’t happen for once.

Seems like Tuchel is not quite the second coming either.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Right, it’s been a refreshing day.

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
25 days ago

We should be seriously interested in Raya for a Hugo replacement. Great shot stopping, sweeper keeper and his distribution was fantastic

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
25 days ago

The longer this goes on with Tanguy then I begin to wonder has he some undiagnosed physical problems/limitations.

He’s had three years under well qualified sports science staff to get fit. He’s a young man in the prime of his life and he’s blowing like a fifty year old man after half an hour

This is just baffling.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago

At least Nodambelly looks like he can turn a game with his ability. Whereas Lo NoShow is just a passenger. He’s a C-ship player.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
25 days ago

Other people keep telling me that Lo Celso is being played out of position on the wing, that he needs to be in the centre.

He started well and I had high hopes for him but with each passing day I’m losing faith in him.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

I never really took to him tbh. Allegedly he was supposed to the the replacement for Eriksen – like replacing a Bentley with a Ford Focus.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
25 days ago

Don’t mention Bentley in connection with Spurs, 😁😜👍

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Oops!

Chris
Chris
25 days ago

Funny to think that when he scored against Wycombe and Sheff Utd last season, some people were suggesting he was some kind of world beater rather than a lazy and part time wage stealing parasite!

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
25 days ago

Maybe he doesn’t want to play for the club. He’s seen enough and wants out.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Yep enic fc aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, ask Harry K.

Dino
Dino
26 days ago

Whats incredible here is this issue has plagued 3 managers… similar to lo celso.. realistically they should both be sold or loaned out & replaced… 3 years is simply too long for the same problem to persist…time to let someone else carry the can…..

East Stand
East Stand
26 days ago
Reply to  Dino

The club had been dysfunctional since Levy decided to not back Pochettino. Hard to tell because name me a single player who’s played at their optimum level since Poch left? Sonny and Kane did well under both Jose and Poch, the rest have been missing for about two and a half years…

Last edited 26 days ago by Easty
Dino
Dino
26 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Thing is optimum level is rather subjective… playing for 90 minutes isnt.. thats how long a game is & these two consistently cant manage it.. time to get them loaned out…or sold

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
26 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

That’s it. The rot is from the top down. The source needs to be removed.

East Stand
East Stand
25 days ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

Yep.

Nemesis
Nemesis
26 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Lo Celso would struggle to get game time at Norwich

East Stand
East Stand
25 days ago
Reply to  Nemesis

20 caps for Argentina abs still getting picked. My suspicion is that we are not getting the best out of the lad, he’s not lazy like Tangy, just struggling for a role. Right side of a front three, out wide,,he’s never played centrally which is his natural position. He gets shoved all over the place to make room for Dele and Tangy… 🤔

Last edited 25 days ago by Easty
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
25 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

He’s not cut out for our league for me, needs too much time on the ball. He won’t be the first.

East Stand
East Stand
25 days ago

Possibly. I don’t think he’s ever had a settled role or a decent run in the side since he’s come…

Dino
Dino
25 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Which manager can give someone a regular role in the team when that someone is gassed between 60-70 every game? I just think hes bettee suited to another league

East Stand
East Stand
25 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Is he gassed? I’m not sure where this comes from, Tangy yes, not so sure about him.

Dino
Dino
25 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

He cant play right or left as his work rate is even more exposed there than in the middle…the place with least exposure would be as a central striker but then again he doesnt score so that would be pointless… I’d personally rather we play Scarlett at least he’ll give us energy

East Stand
East Stand
25 days ago
Reply to  Dino

He’s a midfielder, not a forward…

Dino
Dino
25 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Yeah, I know but his energy levels would be least exposed there than anywhere else… in essence hes an expensive liability… a wonderful leaving present from Poch.

Dino
Dino
25 days ago
Reply to  Nemesis

He wouldn’t get into any other EPL 11 or been on their books this long…. he is in essence our Ozil without his talent… guess that’s another thing we share with the goons…. one of the poorest transfer policies over the past 5 years in the league…. even then at least Arteta has a vision… dont see one for us right now…

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