Moussa Sissoko insists Tanguy Ndombele can be a success with Tottenham.
Injuries and a change in manager have left the 23-year-old stuck on the sidelines and wondering how he can force his way into Jose Mourinho's plans.
Sissoko has seen it all before. When he joined from Newcastle for a then-record £30m in 2016, he could not nail down a regular starting place and was even mocked by the Spurs fans. He has since become a player Tottenham cannot do without.
"I am like his big brother," said Sissoko. "I am a good example, because nothing was easy for me at the beginning. I didn't say much, I was just working very hard at training and things changed.
"Tanguy's first season has not been easy for a lot of reasons. But I spoke with him nearly every day. I play with him in the national team so I know him very well. I told him just to stay calm, be patient, keep working every day and his time will come.
"To have someone with whom you can speak every day and who speaks the language, it is very helpful. In training with him and even outside training, of course at the moment it is difficult because of social distancing but I am trying to be with him and do some stuff together. It is important to have someone next to you and trying to show you the city and it is very helpful for him."