This season two of the more criticized players on the Tottenham Hotspur squad have been Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.
The two midfielders were at the forefront of Spurs insider John Wenham’s criticism, stating to Football Insider that the two provided little and didn’t allow Harry Kane to rest in their FA Cup match against Morecambe.
Kane came onto the pitch in the 69th minute with Spurs still 1-0 down last weekend. Wenham was furious that Kane couldn’t rest ahead of their League Cup semi-final match against Chelsea, which they lost 1-0.
“The embarrassing lack of desire and application from those certain players in the squad, people like Ndombele and Lo Celso, are causing this,” Wenham said.
“They don’t create, so we have to turn to Kane, who probably wasn’t expecting to play. That’s just another way these players are damaging Kane and the squad. It’s so annoying.”
Ndombele is now a player that Tottenham wants to offload this month; however, his wages make it difficult for any club to take on the player. Various clubs have expressed interest in the 25-year-old but then are turned off by his salary and how much financial responsibility they have to assume.
Meanwhile, Lo Celso hasn’t seen his name much in the rumor mill, but these next six months could be crucial if he wants to remain part of manager Antonio Conte’s project.