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Conte on Spurs' record signing Ndombele.


Midfielder Ndombele joined Tottenham from Lyon two years ago for a reported fee of £55m. [GETTY]
Midfielder Ndombele joined Tottenham from Lyon two years ago for a reported fee of £55m. [GETTY]

Antonio Conte wants Tottenham's record signing Tanguy Ndombele to be more of a team player and not play for himself.


The new Spurs boss revealed his opinion of the Frenchman ahead of their home clash against Leeds United on Sunday.


Conte only has two choices [Harry Winks or Ndombele] to pick from to play alongside marshal Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield due to the suspension of Oliver Skipp.


"Yeah, I have seen that many managers struggle about this situation, about the position. For sure, Tanguy has the quality," Conte said of Ndombele as Sky Sports quoted.


"At the same time, he has to understand that there is a team and he has to play into the team. I think it means that it is important to keep order and to do what the position asks you to do.


"For sure with Tanguy, we are working. We are working very hard. He has to work much more than the others because he has talent, but he has to put this talent into the team for the best of the team, not for the single-player.


"In my football, I have an idea and in this idea, there are tasks for the players. Every single player has to know what he has to do. Otherwise, if every player just goes and runs around the pitch, I think it will be a mess."




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