Arsenal legend describes recent Spurs signing as ‘quality’ after weekend performance

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has praised the impact which Giovani Lo Celso had for Tottenham Hotspur during the 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday.

The Argentine started the match at Turf Moor on the substitutes bench but was brought on by head coach Jose Mourinho at half time after the Portuguese was left unimpressed by the performance of some of his midfield (Sky Sports).

Mourinho brought off Tanguy Ndombele and Oliver Skipp following the first forty five minutes of action which were dominated by the Clarets, only for the introduction of Lo Celso and Lucas Moura to help Spurs take the game to the hosts.

Lo Celso, who completed his permanent switch from Real Betis in January looked hungry to get on the ball and try and make things happen in the final third of the pitch.

Wright admitted that he was pleased with what he saw from the 23-year-old and did not realise the deceiving pace which he possesses when running with the ball.

Wright said during his punditry appearance on Match of the Day on BBC One (11:46pm, Saturday, March 7, 2020)“Once Lo Celso gets on the ball, he is quality.”

He added after watching Lo Celso in one particular piece of action against Sean Dyche’s side: “Look at him here. Once he got on the ball, I didn’t realise, I have seen him, but I didn’t realise how quick he was. He has got great pace.”


There is no doubt that Lo Celso has been out most consistent performer over the past three months and it’s a shame that there are no ‘sharks’ in the box to help finish the good work he is doing.

The return of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son is desperately needed and they will certainly benefit from Lo Celso’s work.

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