Tottenham were up against Aston Villa on the first day of Premier League football. After being led to the score, the Spurs finally won (3-1) thanks in particular to a goal from Tanguy Ndombélé (22 years old). A remarkable performance for his first match in the English league that did not leave his coach, Mauricio Pochettino, indifferent.
“It was a fantastic performance[from Ndombele]. But to be honest, there is a lot to improve, it has only shown 30 or 40% of its potential. He has incredible potential to improve,” said the Tottenham coach after the match. As a reminder, the Frenchman left Olympique Lyonnais to go to England this summer for a sum of around €60 million plus a bonus.