Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has explained that he’s pleased with Tanguy Ndombele’S recent performances, but has explained the areas that he can still improve.
After a difficult time last year under Mourinho, Ndombele has completed a U-turn to get into favour with him and he’s now looking like an established starter.
The 23-year-old is an all-action central midfielder that is given a license to join in with attacks, as he’s got impressive summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg sat behind him protecting the back four.
Ndombele will want to improve his record of two goals in 10 games so far this season, but he’s now beginning to play regular football for Spurs and he’s clearly growing in confidence on the pitch.
Mourinho is confident that there is plenty more to come from the Frenchman and admitted he’d like to see him continue to make improvements with his fitness, as he’s completed 90 minutes just twice so far this season.
“In this moment, I’m happy. I still think he can do better. His potential is huge. So is he doing well? Yes. Am I happy with him? Yes, I’m happy with him but I still think that he can do more. He can be fitter, he can give us 90 minutes without problems. He can be better than he is,” Mourinho said, as quoted by Football.London
“Of course he’s happy because he’s playing, I’m happy because he’s doing important things. I see the future probably better because as I was saying his potential is great, but I have to try to educate players, I have to try to give my best.”
Ndombele is beginning to play some sharp football and Mourinho’s latest comments are a reminder of how far he’s come.
It would’ve been a huge shame if the Frenchman was forced out by Mourinho just a year after his Spurs arrival from Lyon, but he’s now turned the corner and is an exciting individual that could play a key role in this campaign.
There is now a great feel in the centre of the park when he slots into the system as a box-to-box central midfielder and supporters feel they have a star in the making in their ranks.