Earlier this week, we covered the news that Clinton N’Jié’s time at Marseille was looking a bit precarious, and that Tottenham might be worried about how things were panning out.
However, a lot can happen in the space of a few days, and Mauricio Pochettino will be able to sleep calmly for now, as Rudi Garcia has explained all was well with the Cameroon international.
The 23-year-old forward was apparently ‘not all that interested’ in the project being presented to him by Marseille, which left their new manager with a few doubts as to whether to use him or not, yet his performance at the weekend against Nancy has turned things around a bit.
Speaking at a press conference, Garcia explained: “It was important for him to show his desire. He was very good, and scored a nice goal. I was reassured about his physical state as well (he had a knee problem). He was at 100% and was notably able show his speed ability.”
N’Jié, who scored the third in a 3-0 victory with a beautiful side footed finish, has been in and out of the team since Garcia replaced Franck Passi as the Ligue 1 club’s manager, but it appears the Spurs loanee has shown enough to earn himself a spot in the first-team… for now.
Since his return to French football, the Tottenham forward has scored two goals and picked up one assist in 10 appearances, all coming in the league.