Tottenham’s Ndombele on discussing Mourinho with Paul Pogba

Sun 28 February 2021 | 14:21

The Spurs star revealed his conversation with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba about Mourinho and the difficulty of working with the Portuguese boss.



Tanguy Ndombele

, talked about a conversation he had with his fellow countryman and

Manchester United


Paul Pogba

, about Jose Mourinho after facing a difficult first season with the Spurs under the Portuguese boss.

Ndombele told



"We spoke, we spoke about that but really quickly. It wasn't like he gave me any advice because our situations were completely different.”

"It's true he worked with Mourinho but my own experiences weren't the same and each relationship has its own characteristics."

Later adding about his wish to stay at the

Premier League

after questions were raised about his future with Tottenham last season, the 24-year-old added:

"To be perfectly honest with you I don't know how close I was to leaving. What I know is that I did want to leave. I spoke about this with people at the club and particularly with the chairman [Daniel Levy].”

"The chairman said he didn't want me to leave and definitely that's something that really helped. The hardest moments are in the past and I've moved forward and things are much better for me and the team and it's all behind us.”

"I wouldn't really say that I made errors, or particular errors. I think everybody has to take their own responsibility for what goes on in a season and there were things that went on at the club that people know about and things that went on at the club that people don't know about.”

"I'm able now to look back and see what were the aspects of my contribution that I needed to work on and what's great now is that everything's moving in the right direction for the team, for the club and for everyone and that's really satisfying.”

"Without a doubt it's made me stronger mentally. It's made me and improved me as an athlete, what happened last season, because I wasn't playing a lot. I was getting injured a lot, which I'm not used to and we were going through the pandemic and times like this you can only grow stronger."

Another Spurs player, who appears to have conquered a difficult start with Mourinho’s squad, is

Gareth Bale


The Welshman seems to be

"happier than ever"

after scoring a goal against


in their recent Europa League encounter.



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