Ndombele is in contention for his first start under Conte against Leeds on Sunday, with Oliver Skipp suspended and doubts over the fitness of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso.
As Conte acknowledged, there is no doubting Ndombele’s quality, but it is unclear if the Frenchman can thrive with the Italian’s harsh training schedule and highly-structured possession football.
And Conte, who is set to be without centre-half Cristian Romero this weekend, became the latest Spurs manager to call for more from the club’s record signing after acknowledging that his predecessors have struggled to get the best from the 24-year-old.
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