Tottenham Hotspur romped to an impressive victory against Leicester City today, but I wanted to highlight something I have noticed in recent weeks.
With the likes of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko sitting deep, Giovani Lo Celso has been afforded more attacking roles in recent line-ups, to the point that he was almost a second striker today.
However, in my opinion, the Argentine is not good enough or well suited to play that number 10 creative position in the Premier League.
That is not to say that I do not rate Lo Celso, quite the opposite. I believe he could go on to become one of the best Spurs signings in recent years, if they use him correctly.
If you compare him to pas Spurs players, I certainly believe that he is more of a Luka Modric than a Christian Eriksen, more of a deep-lying playmaker than an attacking creator.
The times I have been left shocked and in awe of the Argentine’s skill have been those in which he picks the ball up in deep midfield, turns his marker, and drives forward. In my opinion, that is his skillset.
Looking at him in the number ten pocket, I just think the game often passes him by, especially in a Jose Mourinho team.
With his tackling ability and passion, get Lo Celso in the centre of the park on the ball as much as possible, then invest in a new Eriksen replacement for the long-term.
What a player, but not a number ten.
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