Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon are ‘a long way off being at the level he wants right now.’
The pair have only this week returned training this week after their respected hamstring and hip injuries and have already been confirmed to miss Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Watford at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow.
There was thought to be a small chance that either or both could play some part in Spurs’ Champions League game against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday or in one of the two trips to Merseyside in the next fortnight, and it’s hard to know whether Pochettino was talking about their level of performance or fitness, but it doesn’t look like either player will get a taste of first-team action any time soon.
Reliable Spurs journalist from Football.London, Alasdair Gold, attended his pre-match Watford press conference that took place earlier today and questioned Pochettino about the pair.
You can see the Argentine’s blunt response in the tweet below.
I asked Poch about Sessegnon and Lo Celso. He says they're 'a long way off' being at the level he wants right now.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) October 17, 2019