Date: 16th December 2020 at 8:45am
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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Spurs’ midfield duo of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso. 

This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jose Mourinho’s side.

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On the topic of Ndombele and Lo Celso and the possibility of them playing together for Spurs, Gold had this to say on the matter. (18.40)

He said: “I just feel that the two of them on the pitch together would give so much more service to whoever is ahead of them.

“It’s the through balls that Spurs miss when one of them, whoever’s on, is going quiet and the key though for Mourinho is how do you get them both on without weakening the team.

“Maybe you push Lo Celso further up the pitch. Alli did this under Pochettino a bit, he played out on the left and cut inside a lot. And what you then do is you allow a full-back to bomb on and that provides your width, and that player comes in as another playmaking outlet. Be very interesting to see.

“I think someone like Lo Celso, you know you’re gonna get the defensive, aggressive player as well. And I just do wonder, the magic that Lo Celso, Ndombele, Kane and Son could all kind of weave together. It’s quite exciting.”

In the Premier League so far this season, Ndombele has made 11 appearances for Spurs, starting nine of them. Lo Celso has made nine appearances in the league but has only started two of them whilst being brought on as a substitute seven times (per WhoScored).

In an attacking sense, Lo Celso has more shots per game, made more key passes and has been dispossessed on fewer occasions than Ndombele has so far this season in the league.

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TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Lo Celso and Ndombele…

In Spurs’ previous league game that saw them draw 1-1 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park at the weekend, Ndombele started the game but was taken off in the second half to be replaced by Lo Celso.

Indeed, the duo have only started together once under Jose Mourinho at Spurs this season, so it remains to be seen as to whether the Portuguese boss will switch things up.

In our view, it would be interesting to see how Spurs would play if both midfielders started a game together at some point this season.