Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has returned to first team training ahead of their trip to Aston Villa on Sunday (via @SpursOfficial).
The Argentinian had been struggling with a groin problem which forced him to miss their FA Cup fourth round replay against Southampton just prior to their winter break (Transfermarkt). There had been fears that the 23-year-old would also miss the game at Villa Park after a report from the Evening Standard revealed that he and his fellow Argentine Erik Lamela had both missed training on Wednesday.
However, it seems as though he will be in contention to play what is a crucial game for Spurs, who could close the gap between themselves and the top four to just one point with a win (BBC Sport) as fourth-placed Chelsea don’t play until Monday. Lo Celso made his loan move from Real Betis permanent in the January transfer window (BBC Sport) and has recently become a regular in Jose Mourinho’s team, starting in each of their last three Premier League outings (Transfermarkt).
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It is fair to say that most Spurs fans are absolutely buzzing that Lo Celso is back in training, with many taking to Twitter to express their delight.
Here is what some had to say…
— . (@Alderweireldx) February 14, 2020
— Jeanette 💖 (@JeanetteeJensen) February 14, 2020
— Abdulmalik (@_AbduImaIik_) February 14, 2020
— Jaaaay 🎭 (@oJaayCo) February 14, 2020
Having GIO back is massive
Also since you aren’t including Davies i assume that means he isback too
— Nicklas Dauer (@DauerNicklas) February 14, 2020
— 🇬🇭 乇КoѠ Ayensu 乇SSAH🇬🇭 (@ekow_ayensu) February 14, 2020
best thing i’ve seen all day
— Josh (@thfctanganga) February 14, 2020
YESSS GREAT NEWS
— a (@springmontage) February 14, 2020
Yeah, that’s some good news. Good to have Gio back
— Benji 04🌹 (@kylehotspurs) February 14, 2020
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