Giovani Lo Celso has admitted that Mauricio Pochettino played an important part in bringing him to Tottenham Hotspur but insisted that he was not worried when his compatriot was sacked last November.
Despite recovering from the injury problems that had plagued him at the beginning of the season, Lo Celso did not get much of a look in during Jose Mourinho’s first few weeks in charge.
The Argentine has since won the Spurs boss over, with Mourinho now unable to stop praising the midfielder.
He recently raved about how the Argentine proved him wrong with his performances on the pitch and even insisted that he would not swap him for any other player in the league (Sky Sports).
The former Real Betis man has established himself as an important part of the Spurs midfield and looks set to be a regular fixture in the side.
When Lo Celso was asked by The Guardian if he was worried when Tottenham parted ways with Pochettino last November, he said: “I wasn’t worried but when I came to the club Pochettino was manager. At that time he’d contacted me to come here. But a new top-class manager and coaching staff have come in.”
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What has been impressive about Lo Celso is not just his dribbling ability and ability to progress the ball but also his tenacity. He looks like he is a feisty character and he certainly does not shy away from challenges. Going by his time at Spurs so far, I see him evolving into a deeper-lying playmaker rather than a number 10. He has not been that effective in the final third and he is likely to see more of the ball when he plays deeper.
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