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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he will have a bet with Lo Celso this month

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the...

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that he will bet something with new signing and compatriot Giovani Lo Celso.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London,...

Mauricio Pochettino has told Argentine publication Ole about a potential bet with Giovani Lo Celso this month as the summer signing begins to adapt to life in the Premier League. 

Tottenham signed Lo Celso on transfer deadline day on a season-long loan deal from Real Betis. The Argentine midfielder is yet to start a game for his new side but he did get his first taste of the North London derby against Arsenal last weekend. 

Speaking about his compatriot, Pochettino claimed that he will need time to settle in.

He said: "He is an incredible boy, I had talked with Kily González about him because he had him in the Central Reserve. He is a great footballer, he only needs time to adapt."


Central Reserve or Rosario Central as it is called in Argentina is one of the most famous clubs in the country. Lo Celso came through the ranks at the Academia and Pochettino would certainly have had an eye on him for one special reason - The Rosario Derby.

One of the most fiercely contested derbies in South America, the Rosario derby is in less than two weeks time when Central take on Mauricio Pochettino's old club Newell's Old Boys. The Spurs boss played over 150 games for the club and the rivalry between the two famous clubs could continue in North London. 

Fans of Newell's Old Boys cheer for their team during a match between Newell's Old Boys and San Lorenzo as part of Torneo Primera Division 2016

Pochettino is still well aware of the rivalry and also joked that he and Lo Celso could bet on the result of the game on the 15th of September.

"The rivalry is to death, we are both very competitive, ha. Surely we are going to bet something."

Pochettino will be hoping that Lo Celso will be fit and ready to go once he returns from international duty where he supposedly picked up a groin injury. With a massive part of the season still to be played, the former PSG man could make a serious difference to Spurs' midfield this season. 

Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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