Ndombele can win Spurs place back, says Defoe

Jermain Defoe believes Tanguy Ndombele can force his way back into Antonio Conte's plans at Tottenham. Ndombele has been linked with a move away from Tottenham and was booed by his own fans during Sun

Ndombele can win Spurs place back, says Defoe

Jermain Defoe believes Tanguy Ndombele can force his way back into Antonio Conte's plans at Tottenham.

Ndombele has been linked with a move away from Tottenham and was booed by his own fans during Sunday's FA Cup win over Morecambe.

The 25-year-old has reportedly this week been training away from the rest of the first-team squad but Defoe believes this could be a positive for the midfielder.

Speaking on the Transfer Show, Defoe said: "Sometimes I think that in a situation like that it's not always negative.

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Image: Ndombele is reportedly training away from the rest of the Tottenham first-team squad

"I think being away from the group, as a player you've got to take it as a positive, because it gives you an opportunity. When you train with the group, sometimes players can train at 60 per cent because you're training with the group and you're getting coached, and you can stand and you can talk.

"When you're training one-on-one with a fitness coach, you're training at 100 per cent because there's short recovery. So if he can approach it in that way, where he thinks 'I need to get up to speed', because it's such a fantastic football club, a top manager, of course you want to get in the team and do well.

"He came for big money, he's getting good wages and at times I've seen him and I've thought, 'I like this player'. His passing, he breaks lines, intelligent play - you see him in games and you can see the potential.

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Defoe was very excited by Antonio Conte joining his former club and believes he can make a real difference at Tottenham

"I think being away from the group is not always a bad thing, it's just about getting up to speed and getting those fitness levels that the manager wants and hopefully he can get himself back in the team."

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