Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele says Paul Pogba better than him

Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais scores his team's second goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Olympique Lyonnais at Wirsol Rhein-...

Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele plays with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Chelsea’s N'Golo Kante for France.

Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Lyon (OL) on April 26, 2019 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has suggested to L’Equipe that Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea are better than him.

Ndombele has joined Tottenham from French club Lyon in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £53.8 million.

The 22-year-old midfielder plays with United midfielder Pogba and Chelsea midfielder Kante for the France national football team.

The youngster has stated that at this point in time, both Pogba and Kante are better than him.

Ndombele told L’Equipe, as translated by, when asked if he is far from Pogba and Kante: “I am not going to say that I am far away, but they are ahead of me. There is work to do, I need to continue to hustle. They became world champions, so automatically they are ahead of me.

"They have more experience than me too. I see it in training during sequences. These little details, movements, turns. I am eternally unsatisfied, so I will continue to learn.”

Paul Pogba #6 of Manchester United keeps the ball away from Fernandinho #25 of Manchester City at NRG Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Promising talent

Both Pogba and Kante are established midfielders and are arguably world-class football, while Ndombele is still only 22.

The France international will improve and develop in the coming years, and playing under Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino can only make him better.


Ndombele made 31 starts and three substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Lyon last season, scoring one goal and providing seven assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

The Frenchman made seven starts and one substitute appearance in the Champions League for Lyon in 2018-29, scoring two goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal passes under pressure from N'Golo Kante of Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in...

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