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Tanguy Ndombele

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by JerusalemMan, 2 Jul 2019.

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    He really is coming into his own as a player for us, he looks so casual but his awareness of players around him is first class.
     
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  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    I think the turn was better than the pass.

    No real ball skill or trickery, just dropped his shoulder, sending three midfielders the wrong way and turned into space.
     
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  3. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Mauricio Taricco

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    He's absolute class. Would have become one of my favs whether Spurs or not so it's great having him about...

    Interesting how he was almost up front with Kane out of possesion despite having excelled against Emirates Marketing Project much deeper; guess they couldn't deal with him to be fair!
     
  4. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Edgar Davids

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    Modric- esque
     
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  5. braineclipse

    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    It's the ability to do both that makes him special.

    Thought he was excellent again in the first half today.
     
  6. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Paul Robinson

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    His passing was one of his redeeming qualities last season. He sees passes that most other players don’t even see. He has the ability to play the perfect weight of pass too. Now he’s graceful with it, and turning opponents inside out. Great player for us, showing why he’s our most expensive signing
     
  7. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Looking a top class player i do agree, what is impressive is the way he leaves opposing players going the wrong way with just his movement. Sons goal today was a example and i have seen him do it in other games this season.
     
  8. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    Delighted to see his continued ascension. I always felt he needed time and some 'special lurve"...when he is at full-tilt he is going to be scary. What a delight!
     
  9. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    Glad to see him coming good.


    I'd like to think some lessons will have been learnt next time a player struggles to adapt in his first season but i won't hold my breath
     
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  10. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Jack Jull

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    Probably our least replaceable player. No one does it quite like Tanguy.

    Someone needs to do a Gif adapting the old You've been Tango'd averts, showing players being Tanguy'd!
     
  11. Bishop

    Bishop Neil Ruddock

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    He had a couple of moments in the first half when he seemed to have the City defence all over the shop and looked in a good position to shoot but took the extra dribble. As much as I really want him a bit deeper he's showing aspects of play that playing as the tip of the three suits him equally.

    One thing I'm finding rather bloody annoying is all the clueless pundits who keep referring to him as part of a typical physical Mourinho midfield. It's as if they look at him see that he is black and reasonably built so must be a physical powerhouse when he's the exact bloody opposite. He's a certified baller.

    Even yesterday I remember one pundit saying GLC was too lightweight for Jose hence Ndombele starting. What a load of fudging nonsense GLC is MORE physical than Ndombele.

    Anyway he's doing his work quietly and constantly improving he will eventually get the plaudits he deserves.
     
  12. Bishop

    Bishop Neil Ruddock

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    To me it was always bloody obvious how talented he was. I just could never understand those writing him off. He even started well for us (probably our best player before that first injury) but the fallout from the end of the Poch era seemed to cloud a lot of people's memories and made them forget that.
     
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  13. DaveT316

    DaveT316 Espen Baardsen

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    While he wasn’t on yesterday, Souness is the king of doing that. Loves propagating a racist stereotype!
     
  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    We live in hope.
     
  15. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Mitchell Thomas

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    Great post. He’s still a little lax for me on the defensive side but such a clever player. Again, I don’t think cleverness gets associated with black players as readily as it does white players. But the passes he sees and the way he holds on to the ball is extraordinary.

    He also has a wonderful ability to throw players off balance just by moving his body without touching the ball. It’s incredible. You look at him and think “he has to be going that way” and he swivels in the other direction and takes the ball with him. It sort of happened on the assist for the goal.

    Great talent. I’d just love him and GLC to get in the same midfield because they are both wonderful and different talents who have yet to hit anywhere near their peak with us.
     
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  16. Bishop

    Bishop Neil Ruddock

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    I remember YTS saying in the previous match that we didn't have anyone who could play the "cute pass" and they were all more physical players. Just shows who is actually watching and paying attention and those who just follow their own preconceived notions.
     
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    StephenH Barry Daines

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    he has vision and picture in his head of the game, well impressed!
     
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  18. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Tim Sherwood

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    He made a very difficult pass look easy. He does that a lot and pundits don't talk about the sheer insane brilliance of what he does.

    Also when he receives the ball in dangerous areas under a press, he is the player I'm least worried about in that scenario. You know he won't lose it. And he often recycles it in to something offensive. Which is why I think deeper Ndombele is still a possibility long term
     
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  19. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Steffen Iversen

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    Yes. Get them to sit down with Levy and have an inspirational chat. :)
     
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  20. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    TBF he loves playing city
    He knows they won’t get touch tight and he knows how to use the spaces they let him have
    He is exactly what they need in midfield
     

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