Tottenham Hotspur produced yet another indifferent performance in front of their own supporters during their score draw against Sheffield United.
The Spurs manager has shared that at half-time he was told by the club doctors that Ndombele couldn't continue playing, but Pochettino was unsure whether he sustained his injury before or during the game.
Ndombele was taken off at half-time by his manager, with Harry Winks coming on as a replacement and the away team cancelling out Heung-Min Son's opener in the second half.
After the game, Pochettino shared his thoughts on the 'strange' Ndomebele situation as he thinks that it affected Tottenham's performance during the second period.
“We need to assess him,” Pochettino told Football London. “He felt pain in his groin. We don't know if it happened before or during the game but he said he was okay to play during the game.
“Then he came off at half-time and the doctor said to me he can't play. I think it affected the team. Always when you win you are disappointed and it's impossible to feel happy.
“The performance I think was an even point and I think they deserved a point. I think the first half they were better and we were in the second. Strange that Ndombele never felt comfortable in the game and I think that affected us. We changed him for Harry Winks.”
Ndombele has looked good in the middle of the park for Spurs in recent weeks, as the fans will be hoping his injury isn't too serious.
As seems the norm with every Premier League game this season, the officials caused controversy during the game with their use of VAR.
The Blades had a goal chalked off because of an offside, as Chris Wilder would have been pleased that his team walked away with a deserved point.
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