Tanguy Ndombele reacts to previous Mourinho’s criticisms
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele said that Mourinho’s criticisms last season neither hurt him nor motivate him.
Ndombele failed to live up to his price tag of Tottenham’s most expensive signing last season. He was on the receiving end of numerous public criticism from his manager Jose Mourinho.
However, the French midfielder seems to have bounced back from his poor start to life at Spurs by featuring in all six of Tottenham’s Premier League games.
Speaking about his manager’s criticism last season, Ndombele told Sky Sports News:
“His words didn’t hurt me. They didn’t necessarily motivate me either.
“It was just something that I assimilated and took on board. Of course it’s not something that you like to hear, those sort of words, but that was last season and we are looking to the future.”
The 23-year-old midfielder further asserted that the club has yet to see the best of him and he is “on the right track but there’s still more to come.”
Ndombele pointed out to lack of game time and a switch between leagues for his poor form last season.
“I feel better. That comes from playing consecutive matches. It’s good for a player to have a good rhythm like that and get into shape.
“Last year I didn’t have that so much. This year I do so it’s better for the team and it’s better for me.
“Between France and England there’s a real difference in the intensity of the matches. Last season my head just wasn’t in the right place. This season it’s going a lot better.”