Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has called for patience with Tanguy Ndombele and says he will need time to adapt to life in England. Spurs fans got their first look at new record signing Ndombele during the clash with Inter Milan on Sunday, though the Frenchman did not have a massive impact, beyond an exciting dart into the penalty area in the first half.
Expectations will no doubt be high considering the transfer fee paid, but Pochettino has warned that the midfielder will need time to get used to English football. “For him it’s difficult,” he said. “We cannot expect too much. We need to accept he needs time to adapt to first a new culture, a new country, new habits.
“Of course it’s only him who arrived to the club and that makes it more difficult. When a few are new they can help each other but it’s only him. “We need to give him time but I am happy in the way he is adapting. He is open to improve and learn but needs time to see the best version of him.”