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Tottenham Hotspur retained the top spot in the Premier League with an impressive win over archrival Arsenal on Sunday night.
José Mourinho once again has his scoring duo Harry Kane and Heung-min Son to thank as the pair combined both goals in a 2-0 victory.
The South Korean needed just 13 minutes to score the score as he shot on goal from outside the penalty area before the 27-year-old shooter fired from close range at half time.
In the end, the Spurs held on to a deserved victory despite the Gunners’ dominance in the second half, but for the most part, it was all a bark and no bite.
How would you rate Giovani Lo Celso’s time at Spurs so far?
Mikel Arteta’s men made seven goal attempts against one of the Spurs in the final 45 minutes, and struggled to find a way to beat a defense that has now kept four clean sheets in a row in the division.
However, despite all the positivity, Mourinho will surely be unhappy with what he saw from Giovani Lo Celso, a play that has been receiving some criticism in recent weeks.
The special one’ criticized the Argentine playmaker last month:
“I feel that when he plays he is not the Gio that we know, nor the Gio that we know can be an incredible player. But with the ball, of course, great judgment and he knows what he’s doing, of course, and he understands the way we want to play. But we need more intensity to be fitter, more intense and stronger in transitions. “
It was just his second Kicking off in the Premier League this season on Sunday, which only goes to show the lack of faith Mourinho currently has in him, and that’s also reflected in the fact that Lo Celso is only averaging. 44.8 minutes per appearance At the time.
That certainly feels a bit like Tanguy Ndombele from last season, and the £ 31.5 million star did himself no favors.
By SofaScore, he won just two of eight games (25%) and failed to register a single shot, tackle, successful dribble, precise cross or key pass in his 72 minutes on the field of play.
Lo Celso also squandered possession, as he turned the ball over 13 times, more than any other Spurs player except Son, and made just 18 of 29 passes.
Given Mourinho’s comments and the lack of reaction since then, it would be a surprise to see the former Betis player start again in upcoming matches, unless, of course, Ndombele has not returned from illness.
And in other news, the Spurs may land Mourinho their next John Terry with a hit for a 50 million pound monster …