Tanguy Ndombele trained alone as coach of Antonio Conte and the club are separating the Frenchman from Tottenham’s first-team coaching, with a move away this January.
- Tanguy Ndombele trains alone, away from his Tottenham teammates
- The Frenchman was left out of the Tottenham squad in the Carabao Cup semi-finals against Chelsea
- The 25-year-old looks set to leave the north London club with Napoli interest
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is training alone after being dismissed from his team’s first-team duties, according to Football London.
Ndombele was not part of the Tottenham squad that faced Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday evening.
The Frenchman’s absence comes after fans frustrated after he slowly walked off the field on Sunday when his side were 1-0 down against Premier League Morecambe in their FA Cup third round match.
Tottenham Tanguy Ndombele was booed in his side’s 3-1 win over Morecambe in the FA Cup.
The Frenchman walked slowly off the pitch and straight through the Tottenham tunnel on Sunday
The 25-year-old is understood to be training alone and the transfer is likely to happen in January
Ndombele was seen slowing down further upon being substituted, with fans booing the midfielder. After leaving the field, he drifted down the tunnel before rejoining the bench for the final stages of the match.
It was revealed that the 25-year-old has been forced to train alone and away from his teammates. He joined the rest of the team, but did not participate in training and ball work.
It is understood that the decision was made by Conte and the coach, and the player is now expected to leave before the end of the January transfer window.
After his absence on Wednesday, Conte said: “It was a technical decision but before I make the decision I don’t make the decision if I don’t consult the club. There is the club’s line and I have to follow the club’s line.”
The Spurs boss was asked if Ndombele’s time at Spurs was up, but the manager did not commit to an answer.
At the moment, Tanguy Ndombele is playing for Tottenham Hotspur. That’s why you have to consider him a Tottenham player, ‘was all he was going to say.
Ndombele is keen to leave Tottenham, but the club will only allow the player to leave if he receives a proper fee.
He is keen to play among the European elite and, having signed from Lyon for a fee of £60m, finding suitors is likely to be difficult.
Italian giants Napoli are interested in securing his services, but it remains unclear whether Ndombele is keen on a move to Serie A.
Antonio Conte and the club have reached the decision to force Ndombele to train alone
The player is keen to move away, but will only leave if the club receives a suitable offer
Having played 91 matches since his arrival in the summer of 2019, Ndombele scored 10 goals and contributed nine assists.
“I’ve seen that many coaches have problems in their position,” Conte told football.london.
Sure, Tanguy has quality but at the same time he has to understand that there is a team and he has to play in the team. This means that it is important to maintain order and do what the situation asks you to do.
“We are working very hard with Tanguy – he has to work a lot more than the others because he has some talent but he has to put that talent into the team, for the best team, not for one player.”