Two reasons Giovani Lo Celso's injury is good news for Tottenham Hotspur

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Argentina and Venezuela at Maracana...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso faces a short spell on the sidelines.

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Argentina and Venezuela at Maracana...

Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow by the news Giovani Lo Celso faces a spell out with injury.

BBC Sport report Lo Celso will be out for six weeks after sustaining a groin injury on international duty with Argentina.

Lo Celso signed for Tottenham in the summer and is yet to start a game for Tottenham.

Fans will have to wait longer for him to add to the 44 minutes he has played for the club.

 

But it does not have to be all bad. There are positives which can come from this.

Here are two reasons why Lo Celso's injury actually benefits Tottenham...

Give him time

The rest will actually help Lo Celso, after the biggest year of his life. This time a year ago he had just left PSG on loan for Real Betis, before signing permanently, and then being sold to Tottenham.

That is a lot to take in for any 23-year-old. It has been a whirlwind experience for him, continually switching countries, and the time out allows him to properly adjust off the pitch.

Lo Celso did not get a proper break in the summer either, playing at the Copa America with Argentina. And then he was thrown straight into a transfer saga.

He can have time to adapt mentally to the situation and get to know his new teammates better behind the scenes.

This break can be his pre-season before he gets up and running in late October and November, giving his team a timely boost.

Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01,...

Let Pochettino figure it out

Tottenham's midfield right now is a bit of a muddle, in a good way. Spurs just have so many options.

Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Eric Dier, Oliver Skipp, Victor Wanyama and Christian Eriksen are all vying for spots with Lo Celso.

And at present nearly all of them are fit and healthy.

That gives Pochettino a dilemma, and at present its clear Spurs do not know their best team.

Lo Celso being out of the picture temporarily slightly narrows the pool of players for Pochettino to choose from.

During this time he can work out his best midfield trio, and assess how best to bring Lo Celso back into the team upon his return.

When he does return, injuries may further take their toll, and provide Lo Celso with a spot to slot straight into.

Jan Vertonghen and Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 27, 2019 in Enfield, England.

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