According to football.london, due to new FIFA legislation concerning the international match calendar, Tottenham could be without a plethora of first team stars, including Giovani Lo Celso – coming as an unexpected blow to Jose Mourinho down the line.
At the start of 2022, international matches outside of UEFA’s jurisdiction that were set to take place between August 31 to September 8 this year, have now been moved to January 24 to February 1, 2022 – leaving Tottenham without a number of non-European stars mid-way through next season.
Lo Celso absence incoming
Indeed, as it stands, Giovani Lo Celso is also set to be one of the players making way in that time – with Mourinho facing the absence of a potential key man midfield who could ideally partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as tipped by the press.
While way in the future, this unlikely blow could cost Tottenham at a crucial point in next season’s fixture calendar – especially considering the number of matches in and around the winter period.
Transfer Tavern take
Described as an ‘exciting‘ player by Harry Winks, the Argentine’s international absence could come at a terrible time – but it is yet to be seen whether Lo Celso will become an integral part of the Mourinho machine.
Recently, the midfield man has shined on international duty whilst also battling Tanguy Ndombele for a place in the central attacking midfield spot just behind Harry Kane.
Tine will tell whether this unlikely blow will hand Tottenham a real dilemma, but one thing is for certain, it is a potential cause for concern.
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