Haaa, remarkable that some posters on here can see through 2 or 3 layers of clothingThey were referring to some training pics today. Couldn't see it myself. But I guess there are some extreme athletes and Adonis' here on SC who see someone like him and claim he is fat based on their standards of body excellence. By which standard I'd be a cross between Jabba the Hut and The Blob.
His body type is what it is. He most certainly is not fat, obese, overweight or even husky.
This fat thing is just that... A thing. That if repeated enough times, somehow becomes fact. It's not. He's an elite baller dealing with an annoying litany of nagging fitness issues. Some of which I'm sure is mental and some very much true.
Want fat? Think Micky-chuffing-Quinn. And as for those slamming him for being the chap who ate all the pies... Get a grip and get behind him... He's one of our boys, and we look after our own.
I worry that Ndombele is an example of that saying “you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”. I reckon both Poch and now Mourinho and their teams of coaches are/were doing all in their power to get him fully match fit and are apparently failing/failed. I fear Ndombele may not have the right mentality to be as good as he can be. I hope I am as usual 100% wrong.Don't care about photos or any perceptions of his body shape, good or bad. All I give a shit about is that he is clearly an immensely talented player with a natural gift for moving the ball that is a level above many, many other players, but who - for whatever reasons - hasn't so far been in a condition to be consistently selected and play 70+ minutes per game for a majority of our games. I'm not really too fussed in assigning blame for those reasons, but I am very fucking keen that we get those reasons sorted so that Ndombele can be on the pitch for long stretches week after week, and be in a position where he can utilise that natural talent for the purposes of consistently making us a better team.
Whatever the reasons are, we just need to find a solution, and if one of those reasons does turn out to be Ndombele's application in getting himself mentally and physically fit to play, then he's got to get that sorted sharpish because it's no good having all that skill if he can never be on the pitch to show it. (Likewise, if there's something that other people at the Club are doing - maybe the coaching staff with training schemes or the physio staff with management of fitness niggles etc - then they need to step up and find a solution.) Don't care for finger pointing, but everyone involved has to start doing whatever it's going to take to get Ndombele playing regularly so that we as a team can feel the benefit.
He passed a medical so he can’t be that unfit. I just hope he has a better work ethic than Janssen as they both came from lower league football with the latter failing to make the physical expectations grade.I know everyones YouTube reel is great but the one of tanguay just for spurs is insane. The club must persevere with him
First rule of fat club is we don't talk about fat clubMy God this is the most dramatic thread I've ever seen. The guys out of shape, thats clear as fucking day. Its not injuries, he's just not fit. People aren't sitting outside of his house yelling him that he's fat. This is a Spurs forum, its perfectly fine to criticise people making millions of dollars for not being physically able to perform their job. And its irrelevant what kind of physical shape any of us are in.
Just watched. He is the Moussa replacement we've been looking for...perhaps he felt he need to replicate Demeble's injury record as well as his skillsMans a genius (Really!!) imagine if Jose played him for 20 minutes instead if 15 imagine what he could do!!
Personally I think he usnt anything like Dembele. Yes it's the CM position but NDombele is totally creative and unique.Just watched. He is the Moussa replacement we've been looking for...perhaps he felt he need to replicate Demeble's injury record as well as his skills
But give the boy some time - lots of players take a while to settle in a new country and league - and he's got a new manager...how would you react at the age of 23?!
Let's give him some support - he needs it and deserves it as a Spurs player