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“What a waste”, “Cut his salary” – Some Tottenham fans react to Mourinho’s public criticism of French star

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Twitter reacts to Jose Mourinho’s dig at Tanguy Ndombele

According to the BBC, Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has singled out summer signing Tanguy Ndombele for criticism following his team’s 1-1 draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.

The 23-year-old is Tottenham’s record signing. He joined the club in the summer from Lyon for £53.8million and has failed to live up to his price tag or reputation so far. Ndombele has played 27 times for Spurs this season and has scored two goals and four assists. He has finished the full 90 minutes just four times, having played 1383 minutes overall.

The midfielder did his chances no favour as he struggled alongside Oliver Skipp as Burnley overran the Tottenham midfield.

Mourinho reacted by pulling both the players out at half-time. The change was immediately visible as Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura instantly changed Tottenham’s performance, giving us more zeal and output from midfield.

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Mourinho has not held back on his criticism of Tanguy Ndombele

The Portuguese manager bemoaned the lack of midfield in the first half and did not hold back on laying blame on his midfielder’s less than impressive performance. He clearly pointed out that he was not talking about Skipp before going on to mention the Frenchman by name.

 “I’m not going to run away and I have to say he [Ndombele] has had enough time to come to a different level.”

He admitted that the Premier League is difficult and stated that Ndombele has been given enough time to be doing better. Mourinho was let down by the player’s first-half performance and compared the player’s fortunes with that of his teammate Giovani Lo Celso.

Another summer signing, Lo Celso too struggled initially before going on to establish himself as one of our best players. The contrast could not have been starker as the Argentine came on at half-time and within three minutes, helped Tottenham get back into the game.

“I was expecting more in the first half from him.”

The Portuguese hinted that Ndombele may find it hard to get back into the team if he continues failing to impress him.

 “I cannot keep giving him opportunities to play because the team is much more important.”

A number of Spurs fans took to Twitter to give their views on the topic. We take a look at a few of them below.

Twitter reacts to Mourinho’s Ndombele criticism

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