Cape Town - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino doesn't want the
supporters to get carried away after Tanguy Ndombele impressed in a pre-season
friendly on Sunday.
Spurs wrapped up a 3-2 win against Juventus, and apart from
Harry Kane scoring the winner from the halfway line in injury time, the
performance of Ndombele also caught the eye.
Spurs had taken the lead in the first half through Erik
Lamela before two second-half goals in four minutes from former Chelsea loanee
Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo put Maurizio Sarri’s side in charge.
Pochettino’s £55.5 million club-record signing Ndombele was
introduced a short time later and the French midfielder took less than two
minutes to make an impact, assisting Lucas Moura with his first touch as the
Brazilian escaped Joao Cancelo before beating Szczesny from close range.
"Ndombele is a player that has the capacity to do what
he did today," Pochettino said. "But still it’s too far away in his
adaptation. It’s only one week with us.
"Today he played more than I expected because our plan
was to play him for only 15 minutes, but with the tempo, in the second half, it
was good to give him 30 minutes.
"We are happy with him but still we don’t expect too
much. We know his talent and what he can add to the team but its step by step
and I don’t want to put too much pressure on him."