Michael Brown has blasted Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for being a flat-track bully this season.
The former Spurs and Leeds star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 23-year-old can be “wonderful” but he only performs at his best when the situation suits him.
The France international has divided opinion at Spurs this season and has come under criticism from manager Jose Mourinho for his fitness issues.
Brown has blasted the midfielder for going missing when the going gets tough and insists he needs to find a way to be more impactful in the centre of the pitch.
Brown told Football Insider: “When the games open and Ndombele’s got the ball, you see the best of him but he’s got to affect the game, he’s got to learn to affect the game when it’s not going so well, when he’s got to go and find the ball.
“It’s great when you’ve got the ball and are starting to dictate it, people are tired, you’ll see the best of him because the space is there and he’s wonderful to the eye.
“He’s got to affect it better over a period of time.”
Ndombele has played 29 times for Spurs and scored two goals since becoming the club’s record signing last summer.
Mourinho has rotated his midfield options this season, with Harry Winks and Giovani Lo Celso his chosen pairing against Arsenal.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Hutton has made an £80million claim after Harry Redknapp touted a stunning transfer.
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