Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has told beIN SPORTS that Tanguy Ndombele was very tired against Manchester City on Saturday evening.
Mourinho made the comments while explaining why he decided to take off Ndombele and bring on Giovani Lo Celsco in the 65th minute.
The Argentine midfielder scored just seconds later to put Tottenham 2-0 ahead in the Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Portuguese has said that he decided to take off the Frenchman because he was very tired.
Mourinho has told beIN SPORTS: “The objective was Tanguy was really, really tired because he made such a difficult job because the job was to play with Harry Kane through the middle and when the wingers were making movements to the centre, he had to give cover on the sides and it’s very, very difficult to do it.”
How did Tanguy Ndombele play against Manchester City?
Ndombele had a very good game against City and showed yet again why he is fast developing into a key figure for Tottenham under Mourinho.
The 23-year-old midfielder provided a brilliant assist for Son Heung-min to open the scoring, was a force to be reckoned with in the middle of the park, and worked tirelessly.
According to WhoScored, the France international midfielder played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 78.3%, took 30 touches, and made two tackles and one interception.
Tottenham are at the top of the Premier League table at the moment with 20 points from nine matches.