Despite being unable to come away from their game with Sheffield United without all three points on Saturday afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur fans still managed to appear optimistic about Giovani Lo Celso’s progress.
The Real Betis loanee, who will complete a permanent move to Spurs in the summer, has struggled to make the desired impact since arriving at the club with injuries having kept him out of Mauricio Pochettino’s side for the majority of the campaign so far.
According to TransferMarkt, the 23-year-old has already had to miss eight matches because of a hip injury, which has meant he has been limited to just eight appearances across all competitions so far.
However, fans appear to be liking what they are seeing from the Argentina international when given the opportunity to see him on the pitch. WhoScored collected data on his performance against the Blades on Saturday and it is not hard to see why there were some encouraged fans on social media.
Lo Celso managed to two shots, two key passes, two completed dribbles, two tackles, one clearance and a pass success rate of 82.5%.
Here are just some of the reactions from Tottenham fans on Twitter…
Very disappointing considering the lineup. It wasn’t as if Sheff Utd came for a draw either! Lo Celso looked good, Son was our only threat up front, Sanchez made some good tackles & Sissoko worked hard. Otherwise Spurs were slow, no creativity & gave the ball away too often.
— Chris. (@dobbin59) November 9, 2019
Lo celso was v gd today once again just need to play him in the midfield 3 with Ndombele and a new Dm or Dier.
this is my line up for the West ham game…
Sess Toby Sanchez Foyth
Lo celso Sissoko Ndombele
Son Kane Lamela#COYS
— The Dark Knight (@B_Irwin14) November 9, 2019
Lo Celso – needs a few more games… promising things from him today.
— Andy Sshot (@Andysshot) November 9, 2019
I’m convinced it’s how they are being asked to play. Slow deliberate back & sideways football. Forwards basically facing the wrong way most of the match watching the back 5 play ping pong lol. Dele doing FIFA flicks like he’s in a playstation game. I thought Lo Celso was ok.
— The Gravedigger (@GraveDigger1882) November 9, 2019
Lo Celso and Son were the only real hope of life going forward.
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) November 9, 2019
Positives from today … Winks did well off the bench, Lo Celso and N’Dombele are coming along, think Foyth is looking better each time he plays.
Still mystified as to why we can’t quite perform consistently at the moment .. #THFC
— Matt Sweet (@bubba_sweet) November 9, 2019
— Adam (@LilyWhitesAd41) November 9, 2019
Another poor performance. Poch must take a huge amount of the blame for picking that back 4. Dier lived up to his name & Davies was also dreadful. Only bright point was Lo Celso who showed that he is a class act.
— Robert Weaver (@Wingman1882) November 9, 2019
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