Tottenham news: Sky Sports reporter sends message to Nuno Santo over £27.2m forgotten man


Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge wants to see Giovani Lo Celso given a chance to play in his best position against Aston Villa.

How has Lo Celso performed this season?

It’s been a familiar story for the Argentine this term, who’s contributed little, whilst his campaign was overshadowed by his fiasco over the international break, which saw him miss the games with Crystal Palace and Rennes.

Lo Celso, a £27.2m addition from Real Betis in January 2020, has been involved quite heavily across all competitions this term, although only he’s played only 98 minutes in the league.

He started wide right in his only Premier League start this season against Chelsea which came after he was deployed in a deeper role in the Europa Conference League. Despite this being his third year at the club, Lo Celso hasn’t been able to nail down a regular starting place or discover his best position, but did play his best football when in a central midfield role before lockdown.



And with neither Tanguy Ndombele or Dele Alli performing anywhere near their best, Bridge wants to see Lo Celso given a chance in his best position this weekend.

What did Bridge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I would put Lo Celso in. I want to see what this guy actually does. He has more lives than a cat with some fans. So many chances it’s untrue. He always starts for Argentina.

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“There was a really good article in The Athletic last week – who and what is Lo Celso. Where he plays, he played as a six, eight and a 10 for Real Betis and PSG. I see him a bit nippy like Jack Wilshere.

“You can see he’s a good player, put him in front of the four, let him dictate. We need someone in midfield to dictate the play.”

Does Lo Celso deserve another chance?

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Lo Celso hasn’t exactly warranted another opportunity, but Alli and Ndombele’s poor form could allow him to make a rare league start.

With Nuno Espirito Santo now seemingly fighting for his job, he needs to make changes ahead of the visit of Villa.

And he’ll be hoping Lo Celso can provide that attacking spark for a Tottenham side that have scored just once in their last five hours of Premier League action and has looked devoid of ideas.

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