Giovani Lo Celso is back in the Tottenham Hotspur squad for their fixture against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League tonight, according to Sky Sports.
The Argentine midfielder has been out after suffering a hip injury whilst on international duty with his national side back in September.
After suffering an injury so early in his Spurs career, Lo Celso has only managed to make three substitute appearances for the club. (via Transfermarkt).
The 23-year-old moved to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy for £60m if the club qualifies for the Champions League next season (via The Guardian)
The return of the midfielder is a boost for Mauricio Pochettino, who could desperately use something different in attack.
Against Watford, Spurs’ best chance, bar Heung-Min Son hitting the bar in the second half, came through a mistake from Ben Foster which Dele Alli profited from. In all Pochettino’s side only had two shots on target from their 12 shots at goal, showing weakness to create many clear-cut chances (via BBC).
The introduction of Lo Celso will most definitely bring some much-needed energy back to the Spurs side if his time at Real Betis is anything to go by.
Last season, the 23-year-old averaged two dribbles per game and 2.1 fouls won per game in La Liga, showing his strong ability on the ball when running at the opposition (via WhoScored)
On the ball, his ability to retain possession meant he had an average pass completion rate of 82.9% in the Spanish top-flight.
An injection of pace and energy in Spurs’ play can be added with the introduction of Lo Celso, who showed with his ability on the ball that he has it in his locker to provide something different in the final third.
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