Tanguy Ndombele produced arguably his finest Tottenham performance in their Champions League mauling of Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
Spurs’ record-signing has struggled with form and fitness problems since making the £55m switch from Lyon back in July, but the French midfielder is finally starting to prove his worth on the biggest stage.
The 22-year-old was left out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI for the Premier League draw against Watford on Saturday but was predictably recalled against the Serbian outfit.
And Ndombele was in the mood to make up for loss time, showing his ability at both ends of the pitch. He made a number of excellent recoveries, whilst misplacing just six of the 64 passes he attempted (90%).
But it was on the stroke of half-time when the midfielder came alive, pick-pocketing Marko Marin before finding Heung Min Son to his left for the first of two assists. His second came in the closing stages as Ndombele played a no-look pass for Harry Kane, who finished excellently.
Spurs fans were clearly delighted with his performance – take a look at some of the best responses below.
Tanguy Ndombele left me speechless at times. Not sure I’ve ever seen a player like him just so unique we are very lucky to have him 💯⚽️ pic.twitter.com/NtJzY71eIy
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) October 22, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur summer signing Tanguy Ndombele Vs Crvena Zvezda:
• 90% Accurate Passes
• 8 Ball Recoveries
• 5 Chances Created
• 3 Key Passes
• 2 Assists
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) October 22, 2019
Tanguy Ndombele was just phenomenal last night #THFC
— Zulfikar Husnani (@husnani) October 23, 2019
— Sheila (@shemag12) October 22, 2019
Tanguy Ndombele, running the midfield again. Masterclasses are becoming the norm now. What a signing.
— Jay🏴 (@FtblJay1) October 22, 2019