Tanguy Ndombele is reportedly considering his Tottenham future after being left ‘shocked’ by Jose Mourinho’s impromptu training session last week.
He was one of three players – the other two being Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez – pictured working out on Hadley Common in Barnet on Tuesday.
Their public session caused controversy, given it breached social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus crisis.
Mourinho has since been reminded of his responsibilities by Spurs, who then released a statement warning players to respect the government’s advice when exercising.
According to L’Equipe, Ndombele is now considering his future after being stunned by his manager’s decision to pull him for a training session.
The French outlet reports that on Tuesday morning, the midfielder was finishing his home workout, when someone rang the intercom at his front door.
It was Mourinho, who simply said: “Come down, we are going for a run.”
Ndombele, who has rarely ventured from his home during quarantine, adhered to the request but ‘didn’t mask his surprise’.
The report suggests the pair began jogging but didn’t share much conversation before they were quickly joined by Sessegnon and Sanchez for the rest of the session.
That’s bizarre right? It would probably be little more than an amusing story if the relationship between Mourinho and Ndombele was solid.
But, it’s not. L’Equipe speculates that the Spurs coach wanted to show off being with his player – and that picking the Frenchman for a public training session wasn’t a coincidence.
Mourinho perhaps wanted to show their relationship is on the mend, but it may just serve to push Ndombele out of the door.
Following this stunt, and the criticism he’s faced from the Portuguese in the past, the midfielder is now considering if he’s got a long-term future in north London.
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