Mockery of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele backfires

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur is greeted by Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur after Tanguy Ndombele is substituted off during the Premier League match between...

Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele enjoyed a successful debut.

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur is greeted by Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur after Tanguy Ndombele is substituted off during the Premier League match between...

Tanguy Ndombele's Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur was a tale of two halves.

Tottenham's record signing seemed to struggle early on against Aston Villa.

 

He was guilty of losing possession and his efforts on goal were tame.

This led rival fans to drastically over react, with some writing the former Lyon ace off after just 45 minutes of football.

Big mistake...

Ndombele improved drastically in the second half, silencing his critics.

He scored Tottenham's equaliser, with an impressive shot from outside the box.

This gave him the extra confidence he might have needed, and his contribution helped Tottenham go on to record a 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

The criticism was clearly ill thought out, but it also highlights the extra pressure Ndombele is under due to his price tag.

It's unlikely he will let it bother him, and the way he lifted his game and quickly adapted in the second half was so encouraging for Tottenham.

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur poses for a photo at Enfield Training Centre on July 02, 2019 in Enfield, England.

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