Tanguy Ndombele

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A few nice passes and bits of skill every match but goes missing for large periods

He seems to have a spell over everyone on here so I expect a wall of disagrees

We spent the best part of 50 mil on this guy

All of the above applies to Lo Celso too

Just under 100 mil on these two and our midfield is still a disjointed mess
2 years on and he hasn't cut the mustard.
 
He is a run/dribble first player and not a pass first player.

I don’t think he has any problem playing passes first if the option is there, but the movement in this team around the guy on the ball is fucking abysmal. Whoever’s on the ball rarely has options.

He’s good at looking after the ball, but I don’t think he’s as fond of holding onto it the way Dembele was for example. Ndombele sees and makes much more high risk passes than Dembele used to.
 
I don’t think he has any problem playing passes first if the option is there, but the movement in this team around the guy on the ball is fucking abysmal. Whoever’s on the ball rarely has options.

He’s good at looking after the ball, but I don’t think he’s as fond of holding onto it the way Dembele was for example. Ndombele sees and makes much more high risk passes than Dembele used to.
I have to disagree.

When he gets the ball, most often than not, he tries to move with the ball up the field and get by whoever is trying to press him. Then he looks to see where the runs are, looking to make a decisive pass or a hockey stick assist. Such incisive attacking bursts are better suited upfield.

Too often he misses the initial pass and doesn't cycle the ball enough to keep the offence in rhythm or even probe the opposition. Averaging about the same number of passes as Aurier and much less than winks is not good enough in that role.

Instead I would rather have a player who has good vision of the pitch and knows where the ball should go next before he receives it. Someone who understands the use of space and positioning, and not relying heavily on dribbling to get by the press. Someone that has vision to see the pass and range and accuracy to execute it Someone that controls the tempo of the game and actually runs our midfield, able to impose himself on a game. Of course a better defender, work rate and aerial presence are also welcome.
 
I don’t think he has any problem playing passes first if the option is there, but the movement in this team around the guy on the ball is fucking abysmal. Whoever’s on the ball rarely has options.

He’s good at looking after the ball, but I don’t think he’s as fond of holding onto it the way Dembele was for example. Ndombele sees and makes much more high risk passes than Dembele used to.
Nailed it.
 
Tanguy, I have to be honest, Tanguy is the kind of guy that you always expect more from than what he gives me. Because he is so talented, that you always expect more, more. Because the talent is amazing. I think by the talent point of view, by the creation in midfield, by the vision, he is second to nobody in European football. But the feeling is that he always has more to give, he never reaches the limit of the effort, the sacrifice, even the ambition. So he is the guy I love him as a player, but he frustrates me a little bit, because I think he can be much better than what he is. I think when I watch, for example France, and Tanguy was not playing, I don’t blame Didier (Deschamps), I blame Tanguy. Because he is better than the other guys, he should show that every day in training, in every match. So, of course all the three can help us to do well.

Nail on head Jose.
 
Completely agree. His ability isn't in question. His mentality and his consistency is. I do think that he would excel under a different manager than Mourinho though.
We will soon find out.

I suspect a different approach to the Mourinho “tough love” would see us getting more out of him. Obviously he would look better in a more possession based set up but he also needs to show a bit more grit and desire in his performances to be considered top class.
 
Poor old Tanguy (and he does look like a knackered old codger sometimes). Not much from him today again. He's not the answer to our midfield issues. Just doesn't have the engine.

Not his fault, but he's another French failure. We've wasted millions in ligue 1. Not sure if that's on former French scout Hitchen, but it's one of the things that's killing us.
 
Poor old Tanguy (and he does look like a knackered old codger sometimes). Not much from him today again. He's not the answer to our midfield issues. Just doesn't have the engine.

Not his fault, but he's another French failure. We've wasted millions in ligue 1. Not sure if that's on former French scout Hitchen, but it's one of the things that's killing us.
£60 million and some of you fucking idiots think he is world class.
He is not fit to wear the shirt the lazy cunt.
 
he's not world class but he's our best MF by some ways. notice how we were competing fine and actually looked decent until he and lucas came off? yeah, that's the effect he has on the team.
He was decent for the first 30 mins or so, but then ran out of gas. I thought Gio coming off was more of a problem for our midfield.

We're apparently skint, so we better hope Skipp can step up next season.
 
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