Danny Mills says that Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso could establish himself as a regular in Mauricio Pochettino’s side after just two starts for the club so far.
The former Leeds and England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that the Argentine maestro clearly has the quality to make a difference in north London but that he must perform at a high level regularly to keep his place.
Lo Celso, who joined from Real Betis on loan with a view to a permanent deal, has played just eight times for the Lilywhites to date, injury forcing him out of the reckoning under Pochettino.
Mills says that the 23-year-old clearly has the talent to make a name for himself at Spurs and says that his average performance against Sheffield United was credit to the Blades rather than a slight against him.
Mills told Football Insider: “Technically, he’s very, very good, sound on the ball. You can tell he’s quality, a quality player.
“He could keep his place but he’s going to have to do it pretty much every game from now until the end of the season. He didn’t do anything spectacular (v Sheffield United) but that was probably down to Sheffield United. They didn’t really allow Tottenham too much time or space.”
Lo Celso’s only starts have come against Sheffield United and Red Star Belgrade, a hip injury suffered on international duty forcing him to sit out five Premier League games as a result.
Tottenham’s next game sees them take on West Ham after the international break, with both London sides coming under fierce pressure after poor runs of form.