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Tanguy Ndombele

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

  1. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    Yeah all those things, plus - and this is the real biggy - he passes the ball forward.

    Voila !
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Gudni Bergsson

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    Yah, 433 is the shape that makes sense for us to go with but like you it seems more likely Lo Celso is going to played on the right wing again which really doesn't suit him.
     
  3. elltrev

    elltrev Didier Zokora

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    I’ve thought the exact same thing. E.g. Against West Ham he had 62 passes, vs Hojbjerg’s 103.

    Like other posters, I wondered if he’s just instructed to stay a bit higher up the pitch, so is less likely to get on the ball as much as Hojbjerg. But then I think of Modric, who was the more attacking of our CMs but still got on the ball more than his partner. I’d love it if Ndombele could be more like that, as he’s just so good when he gets it. But I wonder if it’s actually a stamina / work rate thing? Would be interesting to see stats on distance covered.
     
  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jack Jull

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    Baleforce Jürgen Klinsmann

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    Positive article about Bale in the Guardian too, the press are shifting their narrative, can only mean good things.
     
  6. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Ruel Fox

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    I think the Guardian sports ed, Barry Glendingdong, dislikes - or at least disapproves - of Spurs. He's pals with Niall Quinn who has never uttered a kind word about Spurs.
     
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Gudni Bergsson

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    The form has shifted to a certain degree so the stories will too.
     
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    Mikey10 Young-Pyo Lee

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    Glendenning is a joke. I’ve stopped listening to the Guardian Football Weekly podcast as I can’t bear to listen to him. His analysis is seriously naive and he always sounds half-tinkled.
     
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    Mikey10 Young-Pyo Lee

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    Spot on. Lose today and the knives will be out.
     
  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    TBF lose to Burnley at home and W e should get some kind of kicking in the press
     
  11. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jack Jull

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    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Covid in August too
     
  13. Raziel

    Raziel Johnny Morrison

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    Amazing player, the article is worth a read for those who thinks settling in is so easy ..

    Would like to see us get another CM that could allow Ndombele higher up, his passing as usual today was ridiculous
     
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  14. braineclipse

    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Still undecided on what his best position is, though leaning towards the deeper role. Right now having both options is definitely a luxury, perhaps that's how it will remain for quite a while. Lo Celso coming back could give us that extra option you're talking about.

    For now having him deeper changes so much to the better for us another attacker on the pitch and his work deep is excellent to me.

    How do you guys rate him defensively now in that deeper role? We've been open at the back, but I'm not sure it's down to him. Some of his defensive involvements have been top notch imo.
     
  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    We have been more open as were playing 2 rather than 3 in midfield now too, is that’s a big change
    Also we can’t defend generally so it looks worse, especially wide (look at the improvement yesterday with proper full backs)
    I think he has been fine defensively myself
     
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  16. braineclipse

    braineclipse Paul Stewart

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    Not that much of a difference between Ndombele's defensive work as a #10 and Lamela, Moura or whoever is there?

    To me it mostly looked like Hojbjerg and Sissoko/Winks deeper with Ndombele clearly more advanced, not really like a traditional three man midfield.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Maybe..
    But playing 2 capable and complimentary CMs is better than a 3 that didn’t work defensively at least
    The comment about being more open maybe is misleading. West Ham had 4 shots to our 20. And we were chasing the game. Yesterday we had 17 I think to their 7 yet win comfortably. Mainly because we took chances and defender well, limiting them to difficult ones. That’s the key defensively IMO. Make the opposition have to do something clever not easy...
     
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    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    parklane1 Tommy Harmer

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    I think he is made for the deeper role, he can see the whole pitch in front of him and to move into.
     
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    Rorschach Vic Buckingham

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    Agree. He has the ability to break the press with his dribbling, a skill that is in short supply in our midfield. Passing around the press is another option but not a forte of ours either. Without N'Dombele in there it eventually just results in a hoof when we run out of sideway/backward passes. Neither Winks nor Sissoko is progressive enough with their passing IMO.

    Maybe when Lo Celso is back in contention then they can rotate position on occasion during the 90.
     

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