Speaking to football.london, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur ace Giovani Lo Celso will miss tonight’s Premier League clash away to Fulham – with the Lilywhites boss refusing to take any risks after the Argentine was out for a long period.
Lo Celso, who has just recently returned to first team training, suffered a ‘big injury’ in the loss to Leicester City back in December – which kept him out of action for months.
Jose Mourinho confirms Tottenham team news
Nearing a possible return, the 24-year-old could be back in action for Tottenham in the next fortnight, but definitely not this evening as manager Mourinho claims it is still too soon.
“It’s still the case,” explained the Tottenham manager when asked if Lo Celso is still out.
“Training with the team but was a big injury. We are not going to risk yet. In fact we don’t want to risk, we want to bring him to the team and to competition when there is no risk.
“So one more week, two more weeks. Apart from that, everybody ok. One more training session this afternoon, but we think ok.”
Transfer Tavern take
As Tottenham aim to keep up the chase for a European spot in what could be a crucial few weeks for Mourinho and his future, taking no risks with the playmaker is arguably a smart move.
Lo Celso will be needed for the final stretch of Premier League games, and Tottenham may have enough quality to get the job done tonight without him, especially with Gareth Bale in flying form.
Described as a player who can be ‘amazing‘ at his best by the Lilywhites boss, his involvement during the final stretch could prove crucial in securing one of those valuable European spots.
In other news: Tottenham are plotting to offload this ace, find out more here.
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