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Exclusive: Spurs legend lays down gauntlet to Lo Celso

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Former Tottenham Hotspur ace Graham Roberts has urged to get himself fit and start making an impact amid the saga over his involvement with the Argentina national team.

Lo Celso and Cristian Romero both missed this weekend’s clash with Crystal Palace after he was alleged to have broken quarantine rules by travelling with the national team to face Brazil.

ESPN have reported that Spurs are set to fine both Romero and Lo Celso for travelling to the game, which was ultimately halted by health officials coming onto the pitch in farcical scenes.

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At level, the midfielder has made two Premier League appearances but they have totalled 36 minutes, with 13 coming against Manchester City and 23 against Wolves.

He was not used by Nuno Espirito Santo against Watford, and was also absent from the Palace game – which ended in a 3-0 defeat.

And Roberts believes that he needs to do all he can to maintain his fitness, while also firing a shot at La Liga, a league in which the 62-year-old believes he could still play.

Speaking to This Is Futbol exclusively, Roberts said: “I think what he needs to do is get fit. Last year, a lot of times, he was injured, and the problem is that when you’re injured, you’re no good to the club. He’s come from the Spanish league, I think I could still play in that league at the pace they play.

“It’s not a physical league, the good clubs play probably about eight games a season that are difficult, at full tilt.”

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