It’s quite clear that Tanguy Ndombélé wasn’t the happiest of footballers at Tottenham, but the extent of his discontent appears to have come to light, writes the SW.
The player had clearly had a falling out with Antonio Conte, who then pushed the midfielder to one side at Spurs, which led to a January exit late on in the transfer window.
There was a belief that Paris Saint-Germain were looking at the player, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to reunite with him, but it’s Lyon, his former club, who ended up winning the race, bringing him back on loan for the next six months.
An option to buy at €65m was also mentioned, which is a tall order for a Ligue 1 club, meaning there’s a strong chance he could return to Tottenham once the season ends.
« J’avais perdu le goût du football. »
Son retour à Lyon, sa situation à Tottenham, les échanges avec le PSG, ses ambitions avec l’OL et les Bleus…
Tanguy Ndombélé se livre en exclu pour Téléfoot ce dimanche, 11h sur TF1. pic.twitter.com/kSrmnTX1lc
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) February 4, 2022
That might be something he’ll want to avoid if possible, as the player, in an interview to be aired on Sunday, says he ‘lost the taste for football’.
This was teased by Julien Maynard, who conducted the interview for TF1, as he reveals he talked to the Spurs man about ‘his return to Lyon, his situation at Tottenham, the talks with Paris Saint-Germain, his ambitions with OK and the France national team’.
Now there’s only really one situation in which the player will have ‘lost the taste for football’ looking at all those topics, meaning he clearly wasn’t all that happy with how things were going in London.
A further teaser tweet, this time by Téléfoot, with the same quote, also has a video, where the player admits he knows he has to ‘show certain things’ because he ‘didn’t play at Tottenham’, before explaining that a successful loan for him would involve ‘good performances, ending up in the top 3 (in Ligue 1) and why not win the cup in Europe’.
« J’avais perdu le goût du football ».
Prêté à Lyon jusqu’à la fin de la saison, @TanguyNdombele a choisi Téléfoot pour sa première ITW.
Tottenham, son retour à l’OL, ses doutes et ses ambitions… le milieu se livre à @JulienMaynard avec beaucoup de franchise.
RDV dimanche 11h. pic.twitter.com/qcq8HfauCi
— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) February 4, 2022