Tottenham Hotspur reigned victorious over Europa League minnows Ludogorets last night, taking one step closer to the round of 32 as Jose Mourinho’s men saw out a comfortable 4-0 win – with a few star names, including Tanguy Ndombele, getting deserved credit for their excellent outings.
Of those men, Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Carlos Vinicius appeared to stand out with their stellar contributions yesterday evening – with the trio either notching in a goal or grabbing an assist.
Winks in particular was impressive, scoring a wondergoal from 56 yards out – albeit by accident – while Vinicius shone with two goals and an assist against the Bulgarians.
Ndombele the real hero
However, despite coming off after just one hour of football, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg replacing him, some media figures couldn’t help but swoon over the performance of Tanguy Ndombele.
The Frenchman, who was involved in the build up to Tottenham’s second goal, going on a mazy run before forcing a save from Plamen Iliev, ran the show from deep in midfield despite often being utilised further forward by Mourinho.
Alasdair Gold wrote in his player ratings from last night that Ndombele put in an ‘effortless’ performance, impressing yet again with another noteworthy outing.
Indeed, as also explained by Tottenham journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke, Ndombele was ‘astonishingly good‘ against Ludogorets on Thursday night and had an ‘unbelievable’ game – with the 23-year-old coming on leaps and bounds since his exit links earlier in the summer.
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Get French Football News broke the story that Ndombele was at the centre of a behind the scenes fall out, and the report even claimed he never wanted to play for Mourinho again.
However, after seemingly redeeming himself, the player looks rejuvenated this season and could well go on to become a crucial player for Spurs.
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