Tangui Ndombele may have played his last game for Tottenham after rushing down the tunnel in response to Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Morecambe.
Ndombele was beaten by head coach Antonio Conte 69 minutes later for the League One side as the Spurs lost 1-0.
Boomers were sidelined as Dombale left the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Brian Gill and Dele Alli replacing.
Instead of watching the rest of the match off the bench, France’s international Nondombe went straight down the tunnel, further infuriating the home supporters.
Conte brought in Harry Kane, Lucas Maura and Oliver Skip, and the triple alternate was instantly successful.
Harry Winks equalized the points before Maura put the Spurs ahead with five minutes remaining.
Kane then added a third three minutes later to give the North London club a 3-1 victory.
But the victory is overshadowed by Ndombele’s trivial response.
The 25-year-old has failed to live up to expectations since joining Tottenham in a club-record £ 53.8m move from Lyon in 2019.
He is heavily linked with a move away from Spurs in January, with Juventus and Roma both linked with the midfielder.
Tottenham fans have reacted angrily to Ndombele’s performance and his replacement.
The fan account Daily_Hotspur wrote on Twitter: “Should Tanguy Ndombele pull the #thfc shirt again?”
Another fan added: “Nadombele. The fans, the players, the club are disrespectful. He doesn’t want to see the Matchday team do it again.
Always been a fan of ndombele but it’s a step too far today, a great player with a sadly shocking attitude, time to go #COYS
– ⚽️ (@thenamezmitch) January 9, 2022
Ndombele is done. Sell for 30ml and move on
– Jack (@SpursIad) January 9, 2022
Ndombele has no words for me. None. It was humiliating.
– Pav ️ (@ Pavanjeet9) January 9, 2022
Earlier this week, Tottenham boss Conte said he was impressed with Ndombele’s commitment to training and was considering more first-team action.
“Tangai is showing great commitment, good attitude during training sessions,” Conte said.
“They have a chance, a chance against Liverpool and then Chelsea in the second half.
“Maybe he can play in the FA Cup on Sunday.
“I think every game is a great opportunity for every player who hasn’t played much in the past to show me that they deserve more consideration.”