Tottenham Hotspur’s European hopes took a massive blow this evening, being beaten by Sheffield United 3-1 at Bramall Lane.
The Blades sauntered in to score three goals through the imperious Sander Berge, Lys Mousset, and Oli McBurnie. Harry Kane netted a late consolation goal.
Tottenham fans were rightly fuming with plenty of the performances as their defence in particular effectively allowed the Blades to slice through the team with relative ease.
Davison Sanchez, Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko, and Ben Davies all had games to forget.
But Tottenham were also missing a major threat in creativity between attack and defence.
Spurs, yet again lacked a creative spark and for some fans, they felt the best option to give Tottenham that extra dimension was sitting on the bench.
Tanguy Ndombele was the player they were calling for and the Frenchman eventually did come on and showed some of his better qualities in the final stages of the game.
A couple of exquisite passes here and there highlighted just what the club’s record signing can do if given a chance.
Tottenham fans will certainly be hoping to see Ndombele playing regularly for the rest of the season.
One pass Ndombele cuts through the whole defence ? something zero goal zero assist Lo celso can’t do ? #thfc
— George Montella (@georgemontella) July 2, 2020
I dont give a F If Kane was offside now. Ndombele, WHAT A PASS. Best midfielder itl
— Jose? (@THFCVgl) July 2, 2020
What a ball by Ndombele
— Jonathan?? (@JonathanThfc) July 2, 2020
We need so much more creativity; hope Ndombele can offer that
— jasmine (@J__thfc) July 2, 2020
— Ben (@WhiteHartedBen) July 2, 2020
— Aaron Pitters ✍️??️? (@aaronpitters) July 2, 2020
ndombele coming on come on please dear lord in heaven
— adi (@aditya_thfc) July 2, 2020
I want ndombele now
— Owen (@Thfc_owen) July 2, 2020
Bring Ndombele on I beg
— Kieran (@Kieran__THFC) July 2, 2020
Literally no reason to not put Ndombele on the pitch this game, Sissoko not playing well, we’re in a losing position, 5 subs available. Pls José I beg
— Shelbie ? (@Shelbie_THFC) July 2, 2020
The games screaming out for Ndombele
— Owen (@OwenTHFC_) July 2, 2020
Ndombele or we riot #THFC
— Jack Hartnup (@jackhartnup3) July 2, 2020
So, I’m assuming Ndombele is done at #thfc now.
He would have offered much more than Sissoko in that first half.
— Joe Scaramanga (@ScaramangaJoe) July 2, 2020
Please tell me why Ndombele is benched for this.. It just makes zero sense
— Elena Nicola ? (@ElenaNicolaTHFC) July 2, 2020