Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways on Tuesday evening as they secured a 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough in their FA Cup third-round replay.
It was a solid enough performance from Spurs to set up a fourth-round tie against Southampton, with plenty of players producing decent displays. However, one man came in for specific praise from supporters on social media after the game, midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
The Argentinian produced arguably one of his best performances in a Tottenham shirt against the Teeside outfit, playing three key passes and three accurate long balls as well as completing two successful dribbles. Added to that, he also managed to get his name on the scoresheet, netting the opening goal of the game (SofaScore).
It was only Lo Celso’s second goal of the campaign and only the second time this season that he has completed the full 90 minutes of a game since joining from Real Betis in the summer (Transfermarkt). Jose Mourinho will hope that it kick-starts the 23-year-old’s Tottenham career as he could prove to be the perfect replacement for Christian Eriksen who may join Inter Milan this month (Sky Sports).
One thing is for sure, most Spurs fans were left extremely impressed by the Argentine’s display on Tuesday, with many taking to Twitter to heap praise on him. Here is what some had to say…
You were excellent tonight Gio.
Pressing their defence, some great link up play and you won the ball and took your goal well early doors.
Hoping you start to play more 90 minutes for us from now on – we need your tenacity and creativity #COYS
— My kingdom for a holding midfielder (@MattyFrench82) January 14, 2020
Absolutely brilliant geeza. Another little Argentinian magician to grace the football world
— Danny TTID B (@DannjwB) January 14, 2020
MOTM for me. Incredible performance !! 👏
— EssexSpurs (@Neil_I_Am37) January 15, 2020
A brilliant performance 🇦🇷
— Mike 🐙 (@MikePirhonen) January 14, 2020
Great game mate. You have to start with Lamela
— Captain Jurgen King (@JRDOOBERRY) January 14, 2020
He played a blinder
— Martin Smith (@smithstontinsm) January 14, 2020
Lo Celso is a proper Spurs player in the making.
— James Forster (@TheJamesForster) January 14, 2020
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