Danny Murphy questions Tanguy Ndombele's position for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has thrown Tanguy Ndombele straight into his side's starting line-up.

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at...

Danny Murphy has told Match of the Day, which was broadcast on BBC One on 17th August, that Mauricio Pochettino may not be playing Tanguy Ndombele in his best position for Tottenham Hotspur.

Ndombele scored on his debut for Tottenham against Aston Villa, and then claimed an assist against Manchester City in a 2-2 draw yesterday.

However, Murphy was worried by Ndombele’s work for Tottenham in a defensive sense at the Etihad Stadium.

 

Spurs allowed City to have 30 shots against them, with Ndombele playing in a two man midfield alongside Harry Winks.

And Murphy said: “Ndombele is playing central midfield in a two, maybe it’s not his best position. Maybe he’s more attacking. Protect your back four, but no.”

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur and Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10,...

Despite Murphy’s criticism of Ndombele’s defensive work the Tottenham new boy has certainly shown enough quality to suggest he has a very bright future at White Hart Lane when he fully adjusts to the Premier League.

Tottenham have now taken four points from their first two games this term, which represents a solid start for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

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