Lo Celso, who was recently picked for his national side to play against Bolivia and Ecuador over the next week, will now miss their World Cup qualifying encounters.
Is missing Lo Celso a huge blow for Spurs?
Hopefully he'll be back soon, crucial player
No, we're stacked in midfield
Football.London correspondent Gold, confirmed the news on Twitter – potentially issuing a less than favourable update for Tottenham and Jose Mourinho.
Giovani Lo Celso has been withdrawn from the Argentina squad with the left thigh muscle injury that kept him out of the win at Manchester United.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) October 6, 2020
The 24-year-old, since signing on a permanent deal from Real Betis, has established himself as a core member of the team – making 28 Premier League appearances last season in total.
In that time, he notched two assists for the Lilywhites, becoming a viable midfield option under Mourinho.
However, so far this season, the star man has been in and out of the team due to fitness issues, playing just two matches so far.
Now, as per this update from Gold, Tottenham could be without the ‘exciting’ ace for longer as he works to overcome a niggling thigh injury.
While this could come as a blow for Spurs and Mourinho, there is also reason to be positive given the plethora of options in midfield at the moment.
During the win at Old Trafford last weekend, Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile-Hojbjerg and Moussa Sissoko were utilised to devastating effect.
Ndombele in particular has shone since being given a chance to perform, and his presence could mitigate the loss, even if the South American has proved extremely useful.
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