Jamie Redknapp says that Jose Mourinho shouldn’t have removed Tanguy Ndombele from Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Wolves yesterday.
The much-improved Frenchman opened the scoring for Spurs in the game and he was one of their best players on the night.
He snapped into tackles, dribbled past opponents and added stability, but Mourinho decided to remove him on the 70th minute of the game.
Spurs missed his presence, and they would go on to concede a late equaliser in the match.
Redknapp says Ndombele was literally running the game on the night and if there was a player that needed to complete the game, it was him.
He blamed the Frenchman leaving the game as the reason why Spurs lost the edge in the match as well as dropping two points eventually.
Redknapp told Sky Sports via Football London: “He made a substitution on the 70th minute when he brought off Tanguy Ndombele, who was in the form of his life; he was running the game, doing great things, full of confidence and then he took him off.
“That sets the tone for the rest of the players. He took Son off as well and he [Mourinho] is saying: ‘We are now going to hang on to what we have got.’
“That then transmits to the players and you get deeper and deeper, and in the end the inevitable comes. They were playing against a team that keeps going; we know they score late goals.
“I think, when you have given points away against West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Liverpool, all in the last few minutes, it is a trait that they got to try and change.
“They shouldn’t be giving away those points. They should be hanging on.”
Spurs fan will hope that Mourinho learns from his mistakes and never repeat them.
The Frenchman will also hope that his manager will start trusting him to finish matches.