Jose Mourinho has insisted he now ‘believes’ in Tanguy Ndombele after the midfielder netted Tottenham’s successful purpose towards Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
The Lilywhites survived a scare of their Europa League qualifier to seal a 2-1 victory and ebook their place within the subsequent spherical due to Ndombele’s strike and a penalty from captain Harry Kane.
Mourinho and Ndombele have had frosty relations for the reason that Portuguese was appointed final November.
The Spurs boss turned more and more pissed off with the club-record signing’s health and angle, continuously talking out towards Ndombele within the media.
Nonetheless, the previous Chelsea and Manchester United boss has now praised the 23-year-old’s ‘technique of evolution’ below his stewardship.
Mourinho mentioned: “Tanguy is in a technique of evolution. Final season he wasn’t. He was caught in a state of affairs the place I couldn’t see evolution.
“Now he’s in a second the place he’s coaching very, very properly. Right now he gave us what we wanted within the final 30 minutes.
“Now I consider in Tanguy. I by no means doubted his means however final season I doubted his effort and motivation. Now I believe that Tanguy can do properly for us.”
Mourinho believes his aspect dominated the encounter in Bulgaria however a mistake from Davinson Sanchez flattered the hosts.
“We had been much more dominant within the second half however Davinson Sanchez made one mistake and gave them a nook they usually scored,” he added.
“In that second we needed to change issues. Then we had been taking part in solely with [Eric] Dier on the again and Ben Davies out vast.”