Ndombele continues to show inconsistency as Spurs beat Wolves in Carabao Cup
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If there was ever a game to perfectly describe Tanguy Ndombele's career at Tottenham Hotspur so far, it definitely has to be the Carabao Cup third round fixture between Spurs and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Nuno Espírito Santo's men got past Wolves at the Molineux Stadium following a hard fought 90 minutes and a dramatic penalty shoot-out. 

Ndombele showed his quality in the beginning of the first half by recording his first goal with Spurs since the 2020 / 21 FA Cup campaign. This was his ninth goal since signing with Spurs in 2018.


As the game kept going Ndombele's level decreased, and although Spurs took a 0-2 lead thanks to a great finish by Harry Kane,, it wouldn't take long for Wolves to get back in the game. 

The Frenchman not only lost his man from a corner kick in Dendoncker's goal for Wolves, but he also lost possession of the ball in his own half, which led to Daniel Podence's equalizer. 

One goal and two mistakes in the third round of a Carabao Cup match is not necessarily what is expected from the Club's most expensive transfer ever.

Penalty shoot-out

Harry Kane, Sergio Reguilón and Bryan Gil came to the rescue for Ndombele by scoring their respective penalties in the shoot-out and securing the win.

Spurs goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini also played a huge role in the shoot-out, saving Dendoncker's penalty as well as playing mind games with Rubén Neves and Conor Coady, who also missed for Wolves. 

Tottenham will now travel to Burnley in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Tanguy Ndombele's form is understandable to a certain extent, considering he didn't really have a pre-season with Spurs. Therefore, the more minutes the 24 year-old gets under his belt, the more chances he has of living up the the expectations set on him. 

"That's the thing about Ndombele, you don’t know what to make of him, I don't think anyone does," Gary Neville said of the Frenchman last week. "He’s a fantastic technical player, he takes the ball in difficult situations, he dribbles with it and beats people.

But then you don’t see him for three or four minutes, six minutes, eight minutes and wonder where he is."