sport news Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele speaks out on Jose Mourinho's repeated criticism

'His words didn't hurt me - but he didn't motivate me either': Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele speaks out on boss Jose Mourinho's repeated jibes at him - but even he admits fans haven't seen the best of his talents yet

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 08:36 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 08:42 GMT, 28 October 2020

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Tanguy Ndombele has finally opened up on the scathing criticism thrown at him by his own manager Jose Mourinho earlier in the year.

Following a dismal performance against Burnley at Turf Moor in March, Mourinho substituted the club's record signing at half-time before singling him out for criticism in his post-match press conference.

'In the first half we didn't have a midfield,' Mourinho had said bluntly, before adding: 'But I'm not going to run away and I have to say he [Ndombele] has had enough time to come to a different level.

Jose Mourinho caused a stir when he publicly criticised record signing Tanguy Ndombele

Jose Mourinho caused a stir when he publicly criticised record signing Tanguy Ndombele

'I know the Premier League is difficult and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league. But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us,

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