Giovani Lo Celso has been one of the few highlights of Tottenham Hotspur’s turbulent season so far.
Fighting back from a hip injury, Lo Celso earned his place in the starting lineup under Jose Mourinho, before football ground to a premature halt as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, as the Argentine has made such an impact, the board have decided to make his loan move from Real Betis permanent, with the agreement set to go through in the summer (as per BBC). The 24-year-old signed on the dotted line on the same day Christian Eriksen left North London for Inter Milan.
After arriving at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in August 2019, Lo Celso has gone on to make 19 appearances in the Premier League, taking 0.6 shots per game, averaging 0.9 key passes, and successfully completing at least one dribble per game in the English top flight via WhoScored.
According to Alasdair Gold, former boss Mauricio Pochettino foretold “I think Lo Celso is a situation that is not going to be easy” after the Argentina international made his debut. His successor Mourinho later countered: “We know the good player he is, give him time to develop and we think he is going to be a good player for us.”
Unsurprisingly, loads of Spurs fans waxed lyrical about the journalist’s revelation, with one supporter dubbing Lo Celso a “baller” and another calling him a “special player”. One fan even added he is “better than Eriksen.”
Scroll through the rest of the best reactions down below…
A very special player. One of the very few who stepped up whilst Son & Kane were out.
— Ethan (@EthanCOYS) May 5, 2020
He had the potential to be better than prime Eriksen
— Ricky Marshall (@rickymarshall89) May 5, 2020
Could see from the very first minute he was on the pitch he was going to be a good player for us, not sure of the game, was an evening mid week game, he came on as a sub in last 5/10 mins, but took responsibility & a quick free in left back position..knew he was a baller then
— GC (@g10_c10) May 5, 2020
Very special player. Always felt Poch liked to give players 6 – 12 months to adapt and get acclimatised to the league – like son. That’s why I wish we got Grealish when we still had Erisken. But Gio has had to break that rule and do it all in his first season, which as a foreign
— Joey (@JosephMcMenamin) May 5, 2020
— Harry (@THFC_HM) May 5, 2020
He’s only going to get better
— Musa🇵🇹 (@Musathfc28) May 5, 2020
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