Glenn Hoddle has given his take on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in The London Evening Standard.
The former Tottenham and England international midfielder has outlined the attributes of the France international.
Hoddle believes that Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho now knows the weakness in Ndombele’s game.
The BT Sport pundit has added that with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg playing alongside him in midfield, it gives a nice balance to the Tottenham team in the middle of the park.
Hoddle wrote in The London Evening Standard: “There was always a player in there. I liked him from what I saw of him early doors. I think he is a really good asset to the midfield. He has got a bit of everything.
“He sometimes loses his position but I think Jose Mourinho knows that now and appreciates what he can do with the ball. He will try and win the ball when it is there to be won, I think he just loses himself tracking people. But he has got other players in there like Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to do that for him.
“Holding players like Hojbjerg keep it simple, Ndombele does the intricate things and sees a picture. He is a nice balancing player to play with that holding player. And I think he has got his confidence back, I think there is more to come from him. I like him.”
Growing in importance
Ndombele is a very good midfielder who has earned six caps for France, and the midfielder is growing in importance for Tottenham.
The 23-year-old played well for Spurs in their win against Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League at the weekend and earned praise from Mourinho.
Hojbjerg, who joined Tottenham from Southampton in the summer of 2020, has been very good in the holding role in midfield, and his presence is allowing Ndombele to focus more on his natural game and play in a more advanced role.
According to WhoScored, the Frenchman has scored one goal and provided one assist in the Premier League for Spurs so far this season.