Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to welcome back Giovani Lo Celso.
Giovani Lo Celso is available for selection for Tottenham Hotspur this evening after missing the last few weeks of injury.
His absence has been a continued source of frustration after he was injured on international duty in September.
As we noted at the time, his injury might work to his benefit, allowing him to rest after a busy summer at the Copa America, coupled with the mental uncertainty of a drawn out transfer saga.
Now Lo Celso is ready to return, with the weight of Tottenham’s poor form causing fans, teammates and manager to look to him as a potential saviour.
It’s a lot of pressure for the Argentine, but its a situation he must embrace. Fortunately he is good enough to thrive.
Lost amid the transfer saga, injury troubles, and Tottenham’s array of issues at present, is what a special player Lo Celso is.
He is capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles and should complement their existing array of talent.
Most important is his ability to change a game with goals, as shown by his record for Real Betis last season.
He scored nine goals in La Liga and provided four assists, in just his first season at the Spanish club.
These figures were further inflated by a tremendous record in the Europa League.
Lo Celso scored five goals in seven matches for Betis in the competition, with one assist, including scoring in both matches against AC Milan.
It is his record in Europe, with experience at PSG behind him too, which should give Tottenham confidence to start him at home to Red Star Belgrade this evening.
Tottenham need a bit of inspiration right now, and Lo Celso can be the man to provide it.
It’s time for him to show supporters why he is so well thought of. And if it doesn’t click straight away, there should be no panic, his quality suggests he will eventually come good.