Pochettino on what he thought of Lo Celso’s full debut for Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed their fifth win of the season in near-perfect circumstances last night in Belgrade as they defeated Red Star 4-0 away from home.

Spurs recorded their first away win of the season, their fourth clean sheet of the season, gave Skipp and Sessegnon minutes, got Son back out there and scoring, and handed Giovani Lo Celso his full debut.

Lo Celso didn’t hang around to open up his account either as he provided a bit of class amongst some crazy play in the Red Star box to score the opener.

The Argentine then dictated play with confident, classy, and creative passing for over 80 minutes against the tough Serbian side.

With Lamela injured and Eriksen dropped to the bench, the new signing certainly stepped up for Tottenham on a big night.

Not only this, but he also saw out his defensive duties by tracking back and helping Juan Foyth on numerous occasions.

Pochettino had this to say (Football London): “I think it was very good. Always it’s difficult for a new player when he arrives, and after the team was very successful last season. He arrived at the end of the pre-season. The circumstances were that he was behind everyone, got injured with the national team and then it was about building his fitness and his confidence, and then waiting for the opportunity to be in the starting XI and feel the opportunity.

“I am happy because he is a very good player and his personality and character is great. Now he only needs time like Tanguy [Ndombele] and Ryan Sessegnon. They are so young. They arrive now to the team in difficult circumstances, not the best circumstances. That is why like I tell you always I don’t expect too much, I am happy with that they provide to the team. They need time. I am happy with the players.”

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