In Europa League qualification after the midfielder’s match-winning success against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Jose Mourinho says that he never questioned the quality of Tanguy Ndombele.
“Tanguy is in an evolutionary process,” Mourinho said in his press conference after the match.
“He wasn’t there last season. He was stuck in a position last season where I couldn’t see any evolution. He’s practicing very, very hard at the moment.”
“He’s healing from his injury, he’s emotionally healing, and today he has given us what we need in these last 30 minutes.”
“I believe in Tanguy at the moment. I have never doubted his quality. Never. At certain moments I doubted his motivation and commitment as well as his professional attitude.”
“I trust in him at the moment. We took this decision together today not to start the game because he still thinks like he wants a little more, but I think Tanguy will do well for us at this moment.”