Jose Mourinho is preparing his side to take on Olympiacos in the Champions League in just his second match as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Tuesday night – and Spurs fans want him to start summer signing Giovani Lo Celso.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Mourinho guided Spurs to a 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday afternoon – their first win in 10 months away from home in the Premier League. Now, Mourinho will want to make it two from two.
In the reverse fixture, Pochettino’s Tottenham went 2-0 up away at Olympiacos in Greece but failed to hold onto that lead and had to settle for a 2-2 draw – which is still a decent result at a very difficult place to go.
Mourinho started with a 4-2-3-1 system on Saturday, with Eric Dier and Harry Winks sitting behind Dele Alli. Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura were used out wide, while Harry Kane obviously started up front with the armband.
It remains to be seen if Mourinho will make changes against Olympiacos, or look to field his strongest side in order to solidify the north Londoners’ place in the knockout phases. Lo Celso may have a chance of coming into the side.
The 23-year-old has played eight times for Spurs this season, and scored in his last European game against Red Star Belgrade – but he was left on the bench against West Ham. Tottenham fans have urged him to start against the Greek side on Tuesday.
If Lo Celso starts, it will only be his third start in all competitions for the north London club.
Hope we see Lo Celso and Ndombele start tomorrow. Would be a bonus to see Sessegnon too.
— Matt (@TN28i_) November 25, 2019
Please Gaffer … please give Lo Celso a start …..(maybe) in place of Moura ….and @HKane please score a hat-trick
— delleahmed (@AhmedHassanLas3) November 25, 2019
Start lo celso and ryan…
— Sandro (@xRapidSandro) November 25, 2019
Hope Lo Celso gets a start tomorrow and proves himself. Alli played well in the no.10 role but he got acres of space to retrieve the ball and turn. We'll need either Eriksen to wake up or Lo Celso to win Mourinho's trust.
— Alan (@CockOnBallStory) November 25, 2019
Lo Celso starting on tuesday please Jose im so easily won over i just need him to stay
— dan (@PAturnpikefan) November 23, 2019
Either way I'm feeling confident about tonight, hoping to see Lo Celso and Sess both start and tear the pitch up
— Dan // MOURINHO SZN (@thfcdxn) November 26, 2019