FA Cup: Conte reacts as Tottenham fans boo Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte has urged Tanguy Ndombele to improve on the pitch to get the fans back on side.

The French midfielder was roundly booed by his own supporters during the FA Cup third-round win over Morecambe.

Ndombele has struggled to impress since he joined Spurs from Lyon in a £55m deal in the summer of 2019.

He was handed a starting spot against the League One strugglers, but again failed to impress. Ndombele was part of a triple change made by Conte on the hour mark with his side trailing 1-0.

The player incurred the wrath of the crowd by showing no urgency to get off the pitch, slowly walking off from the other side and then heading straight down the tunnel as he was being booed.

When asked about the incident after Spurs eventually won 3-1, Conte said: “I was so focused on the game because we were losing 1-0. This type of situation, they are in football.

“You have to be good to try to change your opinion. If someone is disappointed with you. It’s normal.

“I was a player and it happened sometimes to me that someone was unhappy with my performance. This is our life. I repeat, it’s OK. We have to continue to work and try to be better next time.”