Tottenham will be without record signing Tanguy Ndombele for Sunday’s clash with Newcastle.
Steve Bruce’s new signings are yet to make a splash in the Premier League, but Maurcio Pochettino’s record arrival has already laid down a marker.
His debut was certainly emphatic, scoring a cracker from distance as Spurs came from behind to beat Aston Villa. Against Manchester City, he was at the heart of the action, proving why he cost Tottenham so much money. £62.8 million to be exact.
But the Frenchman won’t feature against the Magpies this weekend. Tottenham have confirmed that he has a thigh injury which will rule him out of the game.
While it’s one less player for Newcastle to worry about, it’s not as if Spurs are shy of options in the middle of the park. Bruce’s side will still need to put in a huge performance if they’re to take anything from their first trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As for the Spurs fans, they don’t seem too concerned about Ndombele’s absence. After Sunday’s game, their attentions turn to the North London Derby against Arsenal.
It’s clear that most Tottenham fans are already looking past the game against Newcastle, instead focusing on the clash with their arch rivals.
Could the players be thinking the same? Will Tottenham take Newcastle for granted, perhaps handing an opportunity to the Magpies? We live in hope.
Tottenham fans aren’t worried by the injury to Ndombele
No problem, let him rest, start Winks and Sissoko…plus we have Sonny back!!!
— Colt Allgood (@subourbonginger) August 23, 2019
Worse games for him to miss than against Steve Bruce’s new look relegation favourites…
— I Swore I’d Never Use Tw¡tter (@swore_i) August 23, 2019
No problem. Easy opponent.
— washi (@washigojusansai) August 23, 2019
If he’s fit for arsenal I don’t mind this too much
— DT (@TylerDavid01) August 23, 2019
There is also a positive now we could see lo celso start and it means ndombele can rest a bit to be 100% against arsenal
— Zeki Kadri (@zeki_kadr) August 23, 2019
Definitely hope he recovers for the NLD! 💪
The up shot for us is that 2 CMs in Winks & Sissoko makes the most sense now, leaving plenty of room for offensive players against NEW home.
— Nick Donovan (@musicsmygf) August 23, 2019