Rice told Tubes and Ange Golf Life YouTube channel: "This one will surprise you. He gets slammed and hammered a little bit.
"It's going to take you back, but Ndombele, who was with Spurs.
"The perception of him, it shouldn't be what it is because I tell you now, he is one of the toughest I have played against. He is top.
"Just a street footballer on the pitch. He takes the ball anywhere, little flicks and tricks."