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Ian Wright likes the look of Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele


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Ian Wright likes the look of Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele

Ian Wright has hailed Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndomeble following his competitive debut against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Spurs kicked off their Premier League season with a 3-1 home victory against newly-promoted and found themselves behind courtesy of John McGinn.

Ndombele eventually netted an equaliser in the second-half, before striker Harry Kane scored a quick-fire brace to earn three points.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side splashed £53.8million (BBC) this summer for Ndombele to sign him from Lyon and he ended up enjoying a debut to remember.

The 22-year-old Frenchman went straight into the XI against Villa and he calmly fired in a shot from outside of the box to the bottom corner.

He is a central midfielder that plays a box-to-box role and looks like he could end up improving the Spurs team.

Ex-Arsenal and England striker Wright was impressed by Ndombele on his Spurs debut, but he expects him to get improving.


“I think Ndombele done pretty well the other day [against Aston Villa],” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live (8:30pm, 12 August).

“Scored a really good goal, he kind of got into it a bit more. He’s only going to get better. Him, [Giovani] Lo Celso and [Christian] Eriksen, that’s pretty formidable.”

 (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

Ndombele quickly made himself a fan favourite against Villa with an equalising goal, but there is so much more to come from him and it wasn’t the perfect display.

He is someone that can provide an attacking threat when he pushes forward and he was directly involved in 11 goals in 49 games for Lyon last season.

Despite netting against Villa, some of his play on the edge of the box looked a little rusty and he’s got a unique dribbling style.

He didn’t have to do too much defender either, so fans can look forward to seeing a powerhouse that could be key against elite opposition.

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