There have been suggestions Ndombele, Spurs’ £63m club-record signing last summer, is unsettled at the club
By Adam Goodwin
Last Updated: 04/07/20 11:25pm
Moussa Sissoko says he could be confident Tottenham team-mate Tanguy Ndombele is a success at the club, despite a tricky begin to his amount of time in north London.
There have been suggestions Ndombele – Spurs’ £63m club-record signing last summer – is unsettled, with the midfielder playing just 19 minutes since the Premier League restarted.
Jose Mourinho has downplayed those reports, and Sissoko, his team-mate for club and country, has backed the 23-year-old showing how people how good he can be.
“Maybe because I am like his big brother, I am a good example because nothing was easy for me at the beginning,” Sissoko told The Guardian.
“Tanguy’s first season is not easy for a lot of reasons, but I speak with him nearly every day. I play with him in the national team, so I know him well.
“I told him just to stay calm, keep working each day and his time should come. I just worked very hard at training [when times were tough at Spurs] and things changed.
“We all believe in Tanguy’s quality. He has arrived at still another country, still another culture, another style of football, another league, he does not speak the language – so there are several things.
“I am sure he can be a success at the club.”
Ndombele has two goals and four assists across all competitions in his debut campaign in England, having featured 28 times since joining from Lyon last summer.