Antonio Conte has challenged Tanguy Ndombele to put on hard work for the team and not for himself.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has challenged Tanguy Ndombele to put on hard work for the team and not for himself ahead of a potential recall for the midfielder against Leeds United.
The Premier League will return after the international break and the London club will face Leeds United on Sunday.
Conte will be without Oliver Skipp due to suspension, and the Italian has confirmed it will be either Harry Winks or Ndombele who will get the chance to replace him.
Since the record signing of the former Lyon player Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo have all failed to get the best out of him on a consistent basis since a summer move from Lyon two years ago for a reported fee of £55million.
Conte stated ahead of their Premier League game that he has seen the French man struggle under some manager.
The Italian didn’t dispute the face that Tanguy has quality but insists he has to do his best to key into the team.
“Yeah, I have seen that many managers struggle about this situation, about the position. For sure Tanguy has the quality,” Conte said of Ndombele.
“At the same time he has to understand that there is a team and he has to play into the team. I think it means that it is important to keep order and to do what the position asks you to do.
He stated about his philosophy as every player in the team has a task and they have to know what to do.
He further stated that they are working very hard in other to get the best out of Tanguy as he needs to put his talent into use for the best of the team.
“For sure with Tanguy we are working. We are working very hard. He has to work much more than the others, because he has talent but he has to put this talent into the team for the best of the team, not for the single player.
“In my football I have an idea and in this idea there are tasks for the players. Every single player has to know what he has to do. Otherwise if every player just goes and runs around the pitch, I think it will be a mess.”