A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to praise Giovani Lo Celso for his display in Thursday night’s Europa League victory.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs played Lokomotiv Plovdiv away but were given a huge scare as the Bulgarians took the lead in the second half through a Georgi Minchev header.
Tottenham were then handed a reprieve when Dinis Almeida’s handball on the line – a straight red card – earned the visitors a penalty, which Harry Kane converted.
Birsent Karagaren was also dismissed in the aftermath for dissent, and with 11 men against nine, Spurs went on to grab an 85th-minute winner through Tanguy Ndombele.
Lo Celso made his first appearance of the season, having missed Spurs’ pre-season programme and the Everton loss through injury.
Far from being rusty, the 24-year-old showed forward thinking, urgency and desire for much of the game.
Despite fading towards the end, he definitely brought something to the table that Spurs missed at the weekend.
Here is some of the social media reaction from Spurs fans:
Spurs looking much sharper tonight. Much better pressure and Lo Celso looks sharp
— WhoIsBennyC (@whoisbennyc) September 17, 2020
— Rowan Carreira (@CarreiraRowan) September 17, 2020
Just two creative players in this team.
One is Lo Celso. Standout.
Two is Ndombele considerably.
— 🐸SlasherTheRipper🐸 (@SlasherTheRipa) September 17, 2020
That lo celso and ndombele link up is the only thing we should be happy about.
— Shakur (@Ace_THFC) September 17, 2020
How we missed Lo Celso in the season opener against Everton. Bright performance from the Argentinean, injecting the creativity that we lacked against Everton. I think he’s going to be an important player for our team this season.#COYS #THFC #LoCelso
— The N17 Report (@TheN17Report) September 17, 2020
Giovani Lo Celso is clear of Dele Alli
— MOURINHO MINDSET (@onecrussh) September 17, 2020
Had Time to reflect.
We dominated, wasn’t pretty just glad we got through.
Lo Celso was good, so glad to have him back.
Ndombele with the winner and good when he came on. Should do wonders for confidence.
Davies shocking, thank god Reguillon is coming in, he is needed!
— Jay🏴 (@FtblJay2) September 17, 2020
Lo Celso. Whenever he received the looked to drive forward or play a forward pass.
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) September 17, 2020