Tottenham Hotspur secured a morale-boosting victory over Norwich City to end a barren run of form under Jose Mourinho.
Spurs won 2-1 and ended a run of three games without even scoring a goal.
Dele Alli and Heung Son-min secured victory for Tottenham who had to withstand late pressure from the Canaries who pulled a goal back through Teemu Pukki.
There was a reason for Tottenham’s resurgence and it came in midfield.
The performance of Giovani Lo Celso really caught the eye and called for Spurs fans to demand he be signed permanently.
Spurs signed the playmaker on loan from Real Betis in the summer and injury has hampered his progress.
The 23-year-old has started just four games for his new club but last night he really showed what he is all about.
Tottenham will make the deal permanent in the summer with an obligatory clause placed in the contract.
Spurs will pay £34 million for Lo Celso at the end of the season but could save £7 million if they choose to make it permanent this month (The Sun).
After last night’s showing, there will surely be a clamour from supporters to get him to sign the contract.
Lo Celso was magnificent in his central midfield role. He stepped up and highlighted exactly what he is capable of.
Harry Winks hobbled off injured last night and he could face a spell on the sidelines.
Mourinho has added Gedson Fernandes to his ranks this month but on last night’s showing, Lo Celso is a must to play in central midfield.
The man with 22 Argentina caps finished the game with a pass success rate of 85%, completed five dribbles and also made four tackles (Who Scored).
Lo Celso arrived at Tottenham excelled as a No.10 at Real Betis.
There is an idea that Mourinho might need him to play in other positions at some point.
For now, however, it seems that the Portuguese boss has found a new home for Lo Celso and supporters will hope there is more to come from the Argentinean.