Nuno must roll the dice on Tanguy Ndombele in crucial North London derby
Tanguy Ndombele needs to play vs Arsenal.
The Frenchman has had a rocky start to life under Nuno Espirito Santo but now he’s started to shine.
The 24-year-old scored his first goal of the season against Wolves last night and he should have cemented his place for Sunday.
In the Carabao Cup win at Molineux, the Lilywhites saw some of the best of Ndombele.
He was named at FotMob’s man of the match and his stats were certainly impressive.
He scored a goal, created one chance, completed three dribbles and made an incredible 10 recoveries.
Those numbers made him one of the stars of the Tottenham side.
This wasn’t a performance with zero mistakes, as Ndombele had a hand in both of Wolves’ goals.
However, they were mistakes that can easily be cut out and Ndombele has to be play against Arsenal on Sunday.
The Frenchman has the guile and the creativity to help the Lilywhites win the midfield battle.
His ability to find a yard of space in a crowded midfield is unprecedented and needs to be utilised against Arsenal.
Tanguy Ndombele needs to play vs Arsenal
The Emirates will be a really tough place to go.
However, getting some mojo back in midweek will have Spurs confident for the weekend.
If Ndombele is given a start alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp in midfield is could lead to a wonderful afternoon for Spurs.
One thing Ndombele did so well against Wolves was control the tempo in both halves.
Of his 45 accurate passes on the night, 21 were in his own half whilst 24 were in the Wolves his half.
He was stunning in transition for the Lilywhites.
The Frenchman contributed in the build up to attacks as well as in getting the ball out from defence.
Alasdair Gold described him as ‘showing desire’ in his player ratings, in which Ndombele earned a 7/10 (Football.London).
That will be needed on the weekend if he’s started.
Nuno simply has to take a gamble on the 24-year-old if he wants to get a win and build some momentum.
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