Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has admitted to Football.London that he is concerned about Tanguy Ndombele.
Mourinho made the comments following Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Ndombele, who joined Spurs from Lyon in the summer transfer window, did not feature in the game due to injury.
Spurs boss Mourinho has lamented the fact that the 23-year-old midfielder is always injured, and the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has admitted that he is concerned.
Mourinho told Football.London about Ndombele: “He is always injured. He’s injured, he’s not injured, he plays one match, next week he’s injured again, he then plays another match…We are full of hopes but this has been since the beginning of the season.”
The Spurs boss added: “Of course it’s a concern. You think you have a player and he is in the evolution process.
“He plays very well at Norwich and we were full of hope that today he would be ready for this.
“And he wasn’t. I cannot say much more than that because it is a situation that comes from the beginning of the season.”
Ndombele has made 10 starts and five substitute appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham so far this season, scoring two goals and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.
The France international midfielder has also made four starts and one substitute appearance in the Champions League for Spurs so far this campaign, providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.