Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho has come out to say that he would not swap Giovani Lo Celso for Bruno Fernandes right now.
Mourinho recently revealed that he knows nothing about Tottenham being on the verge of signing the Portuguese before he was named manager.
According to him, he is not willing to trade his midfielder for any other player because he has the services of a footballer who is ready to give everything for Spurs.
He added that he loves Lo Celso becuase he is purely focused on helping the team without moaning or crying when things do not go well for him.
His words, “I don’t know anything about that,”
“But if that is true, and Giovani Lo Celso was the player that came to Spurs [instead], then I would say I wouldn’t change Lo Celso for any player.
“Not just for Bruno, but for any player.”
“I came to the club and he wasn’t playing,”
“I think the only match he started was Red Star Belgrade away in the Champions League. Apart from that, he wasn’t playing.
“When I arrived I went in other directions and he did exactly what I love a player to do: ‘I’m going to show you’.
“No spoiled kid reactions, no crying, no moaning, no agents and family throwing messages to the press and on social media. It was just between him and me: ‘I’m going to show you’. And he did show me, step-by-step.
“The way he was working every day, the way he was coming to matches, the way he was changing matches.
“I remember the match against Liverpool: he was on the bench, he came on for the last half-an-hour and he changed the game. The only thing that didn’t happen was us changing the result because we were so unlucky, but he changed the game.
“When he had his first start: ‘Goodbye, I give you no chance and this place is mine’. In this moment, what people can see from him is an injured player playing, or a player that during the week is not working like the others.
“He’s working with lots of different conditions to try to play and to try to resist until the end of the season so what you see from Gio now is not the end product – he’s a fantastic player for us.”