Tottenham thrashed FK Crvena Zvezda 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night and Tanguy Ndombele was one of many players hailed by supporters for his performance. The 22-year-old started alongside Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli in midfield and delivered an all-action display at the Rajko Mitic Stadium.
Ndombele turned defence into attack with drives from deep, created opportunities for his teammates, frequently broke up the play in the middle of the park and seldom relinquished possession over the 90 minutes. The French international is the midfielder Tottenham have craved ever since Mousa Dembele left, and his Champions League performance highlighted why.
Spurs last night with Lo Celso and Ndombele looked better. Just shows how no new faces over two transfer windows affected the team. Players need competition within squads to be successful. Imagine what might have happened if Levy had backed Poch earlier! #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/kWSRuKiRwQ
— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) November 7, 2019
— It’s a Tottenham thing (@TottenhamThing) November 7, 2019
— ???????? 乇koω Ayensu 乇ssαħ ???????? (@ekowayensu1) November 7, 2019
Nice to actually enjoy a game of football this season. Ndombele superb, Lo Celso promising, Foyth nice and steady. Almost as if this team just needs a bit of freshening up… #THFC
— Glenn Ebrey (@glennebrey) November 6, 2019
Very happy with tonight’s performance. Ndombele was brilliant, forward thinking positive passing trying to break lines. Gio looked bright when he had it also. Big game vs Sheffield on the weekend.. COME ON YOU SPURS! #thfc
— HARRY CUTHBERT (@harrycuthbertt) November 6, 2019
— Thomas Chadwick (@Thomas_Chadwick) November 7, 2019
— Nilson Cortez (@NilsonCortez1) November 7, 2019
Against Crvena, Ndombele made 96 touches, won one aerial duel, had one shot, created two chances, completed 86.8% of his 76 passes, whipped in one cross, made four tackles, drew two fouls, made five successful dribbles and made one interception. He could have a bright future at Tottenham and may soon stake a claim as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
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The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating five goals. Ndombele has been a regular under Mauricio Pochettino and is having a good debut campaign in North London.