Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard hopes Mourinho's comments get the talented Tanguy Ndombele firing again.
A club record signing.
Raved about by everyone who had seen him play, he was the player earmarked to bring Tottenham Hotspur onto a new level.
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Tanguy Ndombele was the man Spurs fans and Pochettino had pinned their hopes on to help finally push the North London side onto a new level and end their decade plus trophy drought.
However the Frenchman, who arrived from Ligue 1 side Lyon for £54 million during the summer, has failed to impress new manager José Mourinho. The Portuguese publicly slated the 23-year-old for his performance during the club's 1-1 draw away to Burnley on Saturday.
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Speaking to Morning Breakfast about the midfielder's treatment and whether Mourinho was right to say what he said so publicly, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard believes José had every right to single out the club's record signing: "I've been in the situation myself; manager, is that a pop?
"That's the manager's entitlement. I think it's his right. He's got his job on the line if he doesn't pick the best team and get the results that is required.
"So if players are not delivering the goods. Then why not? Why not? We can't be softies.
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"You know, people work in different ways. But as a new manager, you've got to find what makes your players tick and maybe he's just tried all the other avenues and now he's trying this avenue because for me, if the manager was saying that about me, I know that my response would be to go on the pot and prove them wrong.
"So hopefully, that's what Ndombele does because he's certainly got lots and lots and lots of talent."
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