Mauricio Pochettino shares whether Giovani Lo Celso will play for Tottenham tomorrow

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Crvena Zvezda and Tottenham Hotspur at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06,...

Tottenham Hotspur are due to take on Sheffield United in their next match.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Crvena Zvezda and Tottenham Hotspur at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06,...

Mauricio Pochettino has refused to confirm to Football London whether Giovani Lo Celso will play for Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

Tottenham are due to take on Sheffield United this weekend, and there is a hope from most supporters that Lo Celso will be given his full home debut.

Lo Celso made his first start for Tottenham in midweek, and he shone against Red Star Belgrade.

The summer signing scored Spurs’s first goal in their 4-0 victory in Serbia.

 

But when asked whether Lo Celso was in line to start tomorrow, Pochettino was coy.

“I need to assess tomorrow morning, it is a short time to recover,” he said.

“Some players suffer small issues and we have three games in six days. I still need to decide the team for tomorrow.”

If Lo Celso is removed from Tottenham’s starting line-up at the expense of Christian Eriksen it would be a hugely controversial move.

Mauricio Pochettino (L) of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Giovani Lo Celso (R) during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Crvena Zvezda and Tottenham Hotspur at Rajko Mitic...

Although Pochettino will want to protect Lo Celso from another injury, taking him out the team after such an impressive debut would not go down well.

Spurs showed signs that they were getting back to their best against Red Star, and will hope to build on their victory by putting in a good performance tomorrow.

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