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'High level': 25-year-old Spurs ace praised by his country's media for latest international display

Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso was in Copa America action on Monday night.

The 25-year-old endured a difficult season back in north London, spending much of the campaign on the sidelines.

Lo Celso made just 28 appearances for Spurs last term, with only 11 starts in the Premier League.

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He played seven of Tottenham’s last 10 league matches, but wasn’t involved in the final two.


Nonetheless, Lo Celso is now in the Albiceleste squad, hoping to help his nation triumph in the Copa America.

The £27m man was in Argentina’s starting XI as they took on Chile at the Estadio Nilton Santos.

Lo Celso began the game very brightly and was arguably his side’s best player in the first half.

However, he couldn’t match those levels after the restart and was eventually substituted.

Spurs ace is “not yet ready for 90 minutes”

The Argentine press delivered a mixed reaction on Lo Celso’s display.

AS Argentina wrote: “He is not yet ready for 90 minutes and was substituted.

“But in the first half he was a highlight thanks to his vision of the game and his quality.

TyC said: “Very good first half for Gio.

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“He drove forward well in several attacks, received the foul that gave the goal to Messi – high level.

“He fizzled out in the second half and deserved to be substituted.”

Bolavip, meanwhile, wrote: “From best to worst.

“He started very well, handling the ball judiciously and assisting, (but) he progressively fizzled out”.

Chile held Argentina to a 1-1 draw as Lionel Messi opened the scoring on 33 minutes, but Eduardo Vargas equalised before the hour.

The Albiceleste are next in action on Friday night when they take on Uruguay.

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