‘Special player’ – Some Spurs fans rave about star display against West Ham

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Some Spurs fans on social media were left amazed by Giovani Lo Celso’s display in the 2-0 win over West Ham United on Tuesday.

Lo Celso replaced Harry Winks in the starting line up from the 1-1 draw against Manchester United, seemingly hinting that Jose Mourinho may take the game to the Hammers rather than sit back with a low block.

That is exactly how things panned out as Lo Celso’s creativity in the middle of the park allowed the home side to dominate possession.

With Moussa Sissoko shielding the back four, the Argentine was afforded the freedom to get forward and play in between the lines and he was a constant menace for West Ham through the ninety minutes.

The 23-year-old seemed to get more and more influential as the game went on and the opposition tired, with Mourinho later admitting that he initially did not intend to play the Argentine for the full ninety minutes (Football.London).

The midfielder deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award for his display and some fans were in awe of what the former Real Betis man produced.

Others also blasted Jamie Redknapp for his assertion pre-match that Lo Celso was not good enough on the ball and that West Ham’s midfield would have the edge over Tottenham’s.


Spurs Web Opinion

The thing that most excites me about Lo Celso is that he seems a bit of a hybrid between Luka Modric and Christian Eriksen. He is capable of getting on the ball and controlling games in a deep-lying role like Luka was capable of but also has Eriksen’s tendency to release the ball quickly and contribute decisively in the final third. His versatility is something that suits our system perfectly since we seem to rely on quick transitions to create chances.

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