Mourinho tells Ndombele sit­ting on bench is no drama

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By Matt Law

It may not have been the mes­sage Tan­guy Ndombele hoped for on the first an­niver­sary of his club-record Tot­ten­ham Hotspur move, but Jose Mourinho meant well when he said Spurs must get used to hav­ing “great” play­ers on the bench.

Ndombele has had a dif­fi­cult year since join­ing for £55 mil­lion, but Mourinho says the French mid­fielder will be in­volved against Sh­effield United tonight and has plenty of time to turn his Spurs ca­reer around. And Mourinho thinks Spurs need a bench full of his kind of qual­ity to catch up with Liver­pool and Manch­ester City. “When you are a big club and you want to be a big­ger club, you have lots of big play­ers,” said Mourinho. “In many other clubs, it looks nor­mal to have great play­ers on the bench. In Tot­ten­ham, what I feel is ev­ery time a top player is on the bench it’s a drama and the play­ers have to un­der­stand that it’s not a drama.”

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