Tanguy Ndombele became a different player for Napoli.
Napoli will play the 27th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season with Torino at Olimpico di Torino located in Torino, Italy on the 19th at 11:00 pm (Korean time). Napoli is 1st with 22 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses (68 points), while Torino is 8th with 10 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses (37 points).
Napoli are on their way to the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years. Although they recorded two losses to Inter Milan (0-1 loss) and Lazio (0-1 loss) this year, they are firmly maintaining their lead by accumulating 9 wins in the remaining matches.
A press conference was held prior to the game against Turin, and Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti appeared. While evaluating players, Ndombele also came up. Spalletti said, “Ndombele is a strong player. Watching the match between AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, I wondered why Tottenham let him go. If he was in that game, he would have done well.” 토토사이트
“Ndombele is a player I want to train. He is a very sweet boy and physically strong. He also has the stamina, strength, skills and vision that are important in modern football. Ndombele is my favorite player.” he added.
It is a look and praise that could not be seen in Tottenham, his original team. Ndombele wore a Tottenham uniform for 60 million euros (about 83.5 billion won) in the summer of 2019. He created a lot of expectations with a transfer fee corresponding to the club’s club record. However, there was a series of unsatisfactory aspects in his skills, and he also caused problems with ‘poor attitude’.
There is a representative example. In the 2021-22 season, in the English FA Cup match against Morecombe, when he received a replacement instruction, he wandered off the ground. At the time, the situation was even more controversial because Tottenham were behind. The incident completely deviated from Antonio Conte’s idea.
Ndombele later went on loan to Napoli following Olympique Lyonnais. When signing with Napoli for the 2022-23 season, a full transfer option of 30 million euros (approximately 42 billion won) was included. And so far, he has played 32 official games (990 minutes), most of which were substitute appearances. However, he was showing a very ‘sweet’ appearance at the training ground, as if he was happy even with that.
Ndom Bele is on the verge of winning the first of his career. Napoli continues its solo run with 18 points ahead of second place in Serie A. It’s literally ‘Happy Ndombele’.