Journalist Alasdair Gold has concluded that Tanguy Ndombele’s recent below-par form has been made to look worse by fellow summer signing Giovani Lo Celso’s rise.
There is no question about the fact that Ndombele, who moved to north London from Ligue 1 in a club record deal, has been troubled by injury woes in his first season in England.
The midfielder actually had a fairly bright start to his career at Tottenham but in recent games, he has not done enough to make his presence felt in midfield.
After last weekend’s clash with Burnley which ended in a 1-1 draw, Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho admitted he did not like the performance of Ndombele.
And for journalist Alasdair Gold, the emergence of Giovani Lo Celso has done ‘no favours’ to Ndombele, whom he arrived at the club with during last summer.
Gold believes the fact that the Lo Celso has had a better opportunity to strengthen his fitness in comparison to Ndombele, has made the situation of Tottenham’s expensive signing from France look worse.
As a little extra aside on Ndombele I think the fact Lo Celso is bossing it, despite not having that pre-season the Frenchman did and missing a couple of months early on with a hip injury, is doing his fellow 23-year-old no favours. Showing the application, work rate and quality.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 7, 2020