Towards the end of the January window came confirmation that Tanguy Ndombele was ready for old club Lyon after a failed stay at Tottenham.
The 25-year-old is on loan for the rest of the season, but Ligue 1 club have included an option to buy. And the beginning was a return in France.
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The midfielder started the previous match against Nice, and was named the best on the pitch by many media outlets. You’ve got Spurs fans torn hair.
– I can certainly understand that Spurs fans are frustrated to see him wreck in the First Division, says Ligue 1 Nettavisen expert Robin Haugen.
Check out Ndombeles’ help against Nice below:
– Perfect replacement
The French player was brought to Lyon in 2018 from Amiens and was later sold for nearly 600 million crowns to the Premier League. Now he’s back at the French club, showing himself from his best team again.
– As if he didn’t leave. He is the player that Tottenham bought a few years ago. I can understand that Spurs fans are feeling some cheating.
Lyon recently sold midfielder Bruno Guimarães to Newcastle, who forced Ndombele to come and do work right away.
– They brought in a perfect substitute and he is actually better than Guimarães, when he is at his best. It adds a lot despite the fact that it was a match and a half. Hogan remains a standout player.
– What makes things work all of a sudden?
– He seems to be enjoying soccer. Perhaps he is allowed to be the biggest star and is among the most exciting players on the team. He did not go to Spurs, and may be freer in Lyon. At the same time, perhaps football suits Lyon, he plays better. At the same time, there is a difference in level between the English Premier League and the French League.
Among other things, L’Equipe Ndombele knocked out the Team of the Tour in Ligue 1, while analysis app Sofascore selected him as the best in the field against Nice.
Troubled time in the Premier League
He was with Spurs 91 games and 19 goals, but the time was filled with a lot of chaos on and off the field.
– He himself said that he would come to Ligue 1 to speed up his career, but it is not the case that there is a shortage of opportunities at Spurs. I doubt his mentality, because he did not take advantage of the opportunity in the Premier League. I was also amazed by the PSG link, as it will also be one in the crowd.
At the same time, there have been three successive Spurs coaches who don’t fit his playing style, but it’s not just the coach’s fault that he didn’t deliver him there. Self-confidence and confidence can have a lot to say to footballers, so once he has it now, you can tell what qualities he possesses.
On the other hand, Lyon had a poor season under Peter Boss, but the victory over Nice sent the team into a struggle for an important third place in the league.
– Nice have been great lately, but Lyon took a superb victory. Ndombele was the catalyst behind it all. Now they have five points up to third, so he can go. The Direktesport commentator concludes that I think they can fight for this CL spot.
And on Saturday, Lyon will face Patrick Berg and Lens in the first leg Direktesport can be watched from 17.00.
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