FormerTottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has insisted it will be a ‘big blow’ if the club are without Giovani Lo Celso for their Premier League restart against Manchester United.
Robinson told Football Insider the Argentine would play a huge role in Tottenham’s return to action but is a doubt for tonight’s game against United.
According to a report from the Evening Standard, Lo Celso may not be risked against the Red Devils having not participated in any physical contact training this week.
Lo Celso picked up an injury just before the season’s suspension and was unable to receive daily treatment because of the lockdown and will undergo a fitness test Jose Mourinho confirmed at yesterday’s press conference (talkSPORT).
“It would be a big blow. He has been one of Spurs’ best players since he came into that holding midfield role. Playing as a deep-lying midfielder has shown another side to his game,” said Robinson.
“I thought he was more of an attacking player but he has shown that he is not afraid to put his foot in and do the hard yards. He has really found his feet.”
Lo Celso was pictured stretching with the squad earlier this week, however, Jose Mourinho could prevent the risk of Lo Celso sustaining a serious injury.
“Shortly after he joined he got a hip injury on international duty but since then he has got himself fit and is adapting very quickly to English football,” Robinson added.
The 24-year-old signed permanently for Spurs in January following an initial loan move from Real Betis and has excited the Spurs fans after the departure of Christian Eriksen in the same month (PL).
However, despite impressing with his flair, Lo Celso has not been able to get his name on the scoresheet in his 19 Premier League appearances (Transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
It seems all very ‘Spursy’ for us not to play a game of football for three months and have an injury concern without having even played a game. Lo Celso could play a huge role in our fight for a Champions League spot, however, he should not be risked.
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