Jose Mourinho admits 'difficult time' for one Tottenham Hotspur player

Coach of Tottenham Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in...

Tanguy Ndombele joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Coach of Tottenham Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in...

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has given his take on Tanguy Ndombele to Football.London.

Mourinho has admitted that the France international has had a tough time under him due to injuries.

However, the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has said that he hopes that the 23-year-old improves from now and does not get injured.

Mourinho told Football.London when asked about Ndombele's injury problems: "I can only speak about three months and three months of small injuries, setbacks, difficult to reach a good physical level. Playing one match and then getting injured again. So difficult, difficult time."

The Portuguese added: "At least he's not been injured in the last few weeks, he played a good 30 minutes in the last game and it was a game of high intensity. And hopefully he'll only improve.

"I hope that the first time he plays a match in the starting line-up, he can play and be on the pitch for 60-90 minutes and not have any setback."

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur shoots which results in an own goal scored by Jack Stephens of Southampton (not pictured) which lead to the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur during the...

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Ndombele joined Tottenham from French club Lyon in the summer of 2019.

The Frenchman arrived at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a strong reputation, but the youngster has had injury problems and has not made a massive impact for Spurs.

According to WhoScored, the 23-year-old has made 10 starts and six substitute appearances in the Premier League for the North London outfit so far this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process.

The midfielder has also made four starts and two substitute appearances in the Champions League for Tottenham this campaign, providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Tottenham will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in London in the Premier League.

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 5, 2020 in London,...

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