Tottenham ace Tanguy Ndombele is facing an uncertain future in north London.
The midfielder had a shocker against Burnley on Saturday and was withdrawn at half-time.
Following the clash, Jose Mourinho publicly singled out of the 23-year-old for criticism.
“Many fantastic players in their first season in a new country for different reasons they struggle. There have been many examples of that,” he said. “He’s a player with great talent.
“He has to know he has to do much better and know I cannot keep giving him opportunities to play because the team is much more important.”
Ndombele cost an eye-watering £55m from Lyon in the summer, but Mourinho isn’t afraid to upset the club’s big-money buy.
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According to Football.London, players were split into two groups during training on Monday.
One group contained the players who took to the pitch on Saturday – and the second group the ones that did not.
It’s suggested Ndombele was in the latter group, despite playing for 45 minutes.
Premier League legend Jamie Carragher also slammed Ndombele on Monday Night Football
“The criticism from Jose Mourinho was justified,” he told Sky Sports.
“It is a debate whether you do it publicly or in private.
“We have this debate all the time about managers who criticise players. I said after about 10 minutes as I was commentating on the game that Spurs are a shambles.
“His performance was nothing short of a disgrace in terms of his effort off the ball. On the ball, he was very good, but off the ball, you can’t believe what you’re seeing.
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“If you look at his stats on the ball in the first half, he was one of the best Tottenham players. When you watch him in the game, he very rarely loses the ball.
“But he didn’t have a single sprint in 45 minutes and his top speed is 10th. Jose Mourinho spoke about not getting passes from the centre-backs, him not showing for the ball. He received two passes from the back.
“He just seems to walk about and not move until the ball comes near him. He likes to tell other people what to do. He was hiding and eventually one of the three centre-backs had to look beyond him with a long ball and they often then lost possession.”
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