Tottenham coach Mourinho used Ndombele as a role model and warned the Spurs players not to complain when they are not in the game, but to strive for opportunities.
Ndombele was previously abandoned by Mourinho, but at the beginning of the new season, Ndombele showed signs of recovery. Mourinho said: "This is what I want. I don't want the players to complain. I don't want the players to feel frustrated. I don't want the players to feel. I don't pick them because I am targeting them."
"I want the players to fight for their playing time. When you play for Tottenham, you have to understand that Tottenham want to be better, and if you want to get better rewards, the players cannot be present. There is a comfort zone. If they want to get playing time on the court, they have to fight for it."
In the Premier League match against Southampton, Ndongbele started. Although he only played for 45 minutes, Mourinho still praised him as an example. "For Southampton, although only 45 minutes, he has a lot of positive things, step by step, doing very well. He is very good, brings flexibility to the team, he managed to grab a lot of goals, offensive and defensive Efforts were made during the transition, and of course, for him, it was a positive game."
"I have been saying that when a player gets promoted, this is his duty. This is where he deserves to be praised. It is not the coach who creates this miracle, but the player himself. The player must realize that the right direction he must follow is What. I think he realized that his direction was wrong before. The players under me, they always realize that I give them positions, not for nothing. Players must fight, must perform, I will never be because he is one An expensive contract, or a big-name player, give him a place in the team."