Presenter has heard one Tottenham star is a little petulant behind the scenes

Marcus Buckland has revealed that people have told him Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso can be moody at times behind the scenes.

Following the injuries to James Maddison and Pape Matar Sarr, as well as a suspension for Yves Bissouma, Ange Postecoglou gave Lo Celso a rare start in the game against Aston Villa in a deeper role alongside Rodrigo Bentancur. Needless to say, the Argentinian took his chance.

After the game, teammate Dejan Kulusevski singled out Giovani Lo Celso for the goal-scoring performance he delivered against Aston Villa, backing the midfielder to have an important role for Tottenham over the coming weeks (Football.London).

Kulusevski turned out to be right, as the Argentine score once more against Manchester City at the weekend to make the score 2-2.

Lo Celso has been linked with an exit from the North London club for quite some time now, with the print edition of Mundo Deportivo (as relayed by Sport Witness) revealing that he was the ‘number one’ target for Barcelona in January following Gavi’s injury.

El Chiringuito journalist Jose Alvarez Haya also confirmed the Spanish club’s interest in the Spurs midfielder but revealed that the chances of a move materializing in January are slim. 

Giovani Lo Celso
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Buckland says Lo Celso can be quite moody at times

Speaking on The Tottenham Way Podcast, Marcus Buckland has had his say on Lo Celso’s game time at the club and also revealed that he could be quite moody at times.

“I was reading some quotes from an Argentine journalist who says that Lionel Messi is a massive fan of Lo Celso, and he could’ve played a huge role in Argentina’s triumphant World Cup anyway.”

“Let’s say Lo Celso does play well for three or four games and then everyone else comes back. Is there room for him in Tottenham’s A-team when everyone is fit, if there isn’t that will only add to his perceived petulance which I sometimes hear about behind the scenes.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Lo Celso’s admirable display against Villa in a much deeper role than he is used to must have provided optimism to Spurs fans. That said, he needs to be paired with a more physical presence like Bissouma, Sarr or Bentancur to cover for his flaws. His pairing with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg did not work.

Against Manchester City this weekend. we could see Lo Celso start in his preferred number 10 role. He is very creative and offers a lot on the ball. Irrespective of what the future holds for him, we must take advantage of his abilities to help us get through this injury-ridden phase.

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