Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit blasts Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele

first_imgArsenal legend Emmanuel Petit blasts Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele Jose Mourinho has been left frustrated by the Spurs midfielder (Picture: Getty)‘When he is very motivated, fit and ready, with his mind and body, and when he has the ambition to perform well, he becomes a top player.’Gunners hero Petit added to The Sun: ‘This is a new country, a new culture and new football for him. A new way of playing with new physical and mental demands.‘He used to play with huge pressure at Lyon but he was protected. He has a lot of qualities right for French football but sometimes he used to rest on those types of things.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You cannot do that in England. If he wants to be a top player he needs to perform well every game.‘Every player has the right to a bad game now and then. But you don’t have the right not to give 100 per cent.’Like Mourinho, Petit has also questioned Ndombele’s physical condition and said: ‘Is he overweight? He looks a little bit. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link279Shares Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele has struggled in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has blasted Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele.French midfielder Ndombele joined Spurs from Lyon last summer in a club-record deal worth more than £50million.But the 23-year-old has struggled to live up to his price-tag, failing to impress Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, who publicly criticised him before the Premier League season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.Mourinho questioned Ndombele’s fitness and attitude and Arsenal hero Petit said: ‘He received the same criticisms at Lyon.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘We all know the potential of Ndombele. I like this type of player and I used to watch him in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was not regularly a top player. Sometimes he could play a beautiful game — then three days later be average.‘He is not consistent enough. He doesn’t play well with any regularity. He has quality but I agree with Mourinho in that Ndombele could do much more. Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit (Picture: Getty)‘But his body language does not help him. He needs to improve physically. When I see him I think “Come on, you can do more than that”.’Despite struggling at Spurs, Ndombele has emerged as a target for Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain.Reacting to the speculation, Petit said: ‘When I saw that I couldn’t believe it.’MORE: Jose Mourinho hijacks Manchester United’s transfer move for Diego GodinMORE: Alan Shearer sees Harry Kane leaving Tottenham next year in a hunt for trophiescenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Local Family Recognized With Hoosier Homestead Award

first_imgPictured from left: Rep. Randy Frye , Aleena Hicks held by her father Matt Hicks, Kristen Hicks, Leslie (Gilland) Hicks, Karen Hicks, Brad Hicks, ISDA Director Ted McKinney, Pat Hicks Janine Hicks, Laura Hicks, Lt. Governor Sue EllspermannA Ripley County farm recently received an award that took a century to earn.The farm owned by the Hicks family, of Napoleon, has been recognized with a Hoosier Homestead Award.The state program recognizes farms that have remained within the same family for at least 100 years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce $1,000 or more of agriculture products per year.The farm was purchased by Frank Grow in 1901 after selling his patent for the first self-starter for the Maxwell Car. Pat Hicks and her sons Brad and Bart, and their families, currently own the farm and are the fourth and fifth generations to do so.Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney presented the award at the Statehouse in March with State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in attendance.“The families celebrated here today remind us of what makes Indiana agriculture great,” Mckinney said. “Agriculture is not solely about producing food, fiber, and fuel for a growing population. It is also about preserving a way of life that values hard-work, integrity and community. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program celebrates just that.”last_img read more