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Giovani Lo Celso must use Bayern Munich test to impress Jose Mourinho

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Giovani Lo Celso must use Bayern Munich test to impress Jose Mourinho

The Tottenham loanee has struggled to get going since arriving in the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur will face Bayern Munich tonight in the final game of the Champions League group stages. 

Jose Mourinho will ring some changes and no fewer than 10 players have been left behind in London.

Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier are the biggest names who won’t take part, with several fringe players set to start the game.

One of those who could come in from the cold is loanee Giovani Lo Celso.

The wide option wasn’t introduced from the bench in Saturday’s win over Burnley and in four months has played just 257 minutes of football.

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Tottenham have an obligation to purchase Lo Celso from Real Betis if they qualify for the Champions League at the end of this season.

The fee of £55 million (The Guardian) isn’t cheap and right now, wouldn’t represent value for money.

If a return to the competition isn’t obtained, they can still sign him but the agreement becomes optional.

 

It has to be said that right now Spurs won’t consider signing the 23-year-old.

Tonight does throw him an opportunity, however. Performing against a strong Bayern team could really ignite his season.

The game will represent a baptism of fire for the Argentine but he needs to start lighting games up.

Form

Last season, Lo Celso netted 16 goals and registered six assists for Betis and that prompted Spurs into pursuing his signature.

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This time around he has just one Champions League goal to his name and he needs to start showing Mourinho what he is capable of.

The £70,000-a-week (Spotrac) ace isn’t first choice under the new boss and only he can change that.

He must use tonight’s game at the Allianz Arena to throw himself into contention for more Premier League minutes and prove he is capable of becoming a Tottenham regular.

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