Giovani Lo Celso missed his chance to show Jose Mourinho why he should be starting for Spurs against Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur drew 3-3 away in Austria against LASK in the UEFA Europa League to book their place in the knockout stage of the European competition, but they now must beat Belgian team Royal Antwerp at home on the final matchday in order to top their group.
Should Lo Celso start for Spurs?
Although they did manage to score three goals in the end, two of them were from the penalty spot, and with less possession of the ball, fewer shots on target and fewer accurate passes (Sofascore), it suggests that Jose Mourinho’s team did not do enough in an attacking sense to win the game.
Lo Celso missed his chance
Even though Joe Hart made an error that lead to one of LASK’s goals and recorded the lowest overall rating (5.2) out of any player on the pitch on Sofascore, Lo Celso stood out as another poor performer. He did not do himself any favours with his display, which was heavily criticised by the Evening Standard.
The central midfield player lost possession of the ball no fewer than 18 times in the match despite being taken off in the 71st minute for Eric Dier, and also recorded no shots on target or key passes and just a 66% overall pass accuracy (Sofascore).
Unfortunately for him, he may have just played himself out of the starting 11 against the Gunners.
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