Tanguy Ndombele capped off what was a good week for Tottenham Hotspur loanees in European competitions. In the 66th minute against West Ham United, the France international provided the game-tying goal.
Furthermore, the midfielder completed 88 of 95 passes for a 93-percent completion percentage. Ndombele also had 119 touches and one key pass, along with winning nine of 15 duels.
During a segment on BBC Sport (via Spurs Web), Clinton Morrison praised Tanguy Ndombele for busting a gut to get into the box against West Ham but pondered why the France international never did these types of plays while in north London.
“Ndombele makes that goal and gets in the box to finish it,” Morrison said. “He plays a brilliant, incisive ball to Tete, who does ever so well and squares up Ben Johnson. Ndombele does what he never did at Tottenham, making the box and sticking it into an empty net.”
Tottenham should be concerned over the only thing is hoping Ndombele continues to show this form to get at least some of the fee they paid for when they purchased the midfielder from Olympique Lyonnais in 2019.
Seeing Ndombele perform like this could trigger a club to put forth an offer that allows Spurs not to suffer a significant loss from their original investment.
That’s because Liverpool are own by FSG. They have sport in their title, which shows they have a knowledge and understanding how the sporting world works.
Where as we are own by an investment company, who look at how to make money on their original investments.
Until we are own by someone who’s cares about the footballing side of the club, we will always have more Le celso’s and Ndombele’s.
I heard Klopp say in an interview that because Liverpool didn’t have Man City and Chelsea’s money they had to get every transfer right and that was why they rebuilt their scouting system.
Spurs would do well to learn from Liverpool and there would be fewer N’Dombeles and Lo Celsos.
I thought he was poor. I actually think he has put on more weight and is less mobile. I have yet to see a more pathetic professional.
I have to say I watched the game, and whilst he put in a decent performance I was hardly “stunned”. It was classic Tanguy really, ambling about, huffing and puffing, lots of pointing at where to pass it, lots of sideways passing punctuated by the occasional decent ball.
The goal was a huge slice of fortune for him as a deflection left him with a tap in from 6 yards.
Not trying to put a downer on him because any decent loanee performance is good news, but just saying, if you didn’t watch it, maybe don’t get too excited!
He most certainly did NOT “bust a gut”.
He’s got talent, real talent. But some players don’t perform in the Premier League, and some players don’t perform for Spurs. He just didn’t really click here. Often seemed a bit… lazy. Suited to a less frantic league.