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Jose Mourinho admits he doubted Tanguy Ndombele’s but can he now turn things around in north London?

Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Tanguy Ndombele has hit the rocks on many occasions since the Portuguese arrived at Tottenham in November 2019.

A club-record signing from Lyon for an initial £54million last summer soon threatened to become an expensive flop as Mourinho became increasingly irritated by the Frenchman’s fitness and attitude, publicly calling him out in the media.

But on Thursday night, Ndombele spared Spurs from a potentially embarrassing European exit against Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of Europa League qualifying, scoring the winner with a header five minutes from time. 

Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Tanguy Ndombele has hit the rocks on many occasions

A club-record signing last summer soon threatened to become an expensive Spurs flop

A club-record signing last summer soon threatened to become an expensive Spurs flop

But on Thursday he came to Spurs' rescue with a brilliant cameo against Lokomotiv Plovdiv

But on Thursday he came to Spurs’ rescue with a brilliant cameo against Lokomotiv Plovdiv

That cameo was lauded by Mourinho, and the comments themselves in turn provided a much-needed

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