Player Watch: Giovani Lo Celso

dagraham

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Comes down to entitlement of fans wanting to be treated as customers as if they have a right to know.
Well we are treated as nothing more than customers by the club to be fair.

Although I don’t really care personally about being informed of our players injury situations.
 

Johnny J

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Comes down to entitlement of fans wanting to be treated as customers as if they have a right to know.
Come on, this is too far. Football is an entertainment product and we are the audience. And more than that, loyal fans, without whom there wouldn't be a club in the first place. It's perfectly reasonable to expect news from the club. It has nothing to do with "entitlement". We don't have to just be quiet like good little consumers and be grateful for anything the club designs to out out.
 

Japhet

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Come on, this is too far. Football is an entertainment product and we are the audience. And more than that, loyal fans, without whom there wouldn't be a club in the first place. It's perfectly reasonable to expect news from the club. It has nothing to do with "entitlement". We don't have to just be quiet like good little consumers and be grateful for anything the club designs to out out.
That's fair enough, but there comes a point where giving out information in public can have a detrimental effect on match day. As supporters, we should be able to work out where the priority lies.
 

Shadydan

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Come on, this is too far. Football is an entertainment product and we are the audience. And more than that, loyal fans, without whom there wouldn't be a club in the first place. It's perfectly reasonable to expect news from the club. It has nothing to do with "entitlement". We don't have to just be quiet like good little consumers and be grateful for anything the club designs to out out.
Which is completely your choice, you don't have to buy into the club to be a fan so the club shouldn't be expected to give you any information.

In the case of injury updates as always the club give out news in the press conference anyway which is how it's always been so why the demand for instant news now?
 

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That's fair enough, but there comes a point where giving out information in public can have a detrimental effect on match day. As supporters, we should be able to work out where the priority lies.
Why this is so difficult for some to grasp is odd.
 

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I know Mourinho is saying he can play everywhere but I really hope he settles and plays only in central midfield and not pushed out wide or being the versatile guy just because he can. He really looks natural in that central midfield role, has good control, tenacious, awareness and can pass or dribble. Looks much more natural there than ndombele who I always wish was playing further forward where his unique ability to unlock things in a tight area can be better utilized.
 

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So I bought the new 442 magazine with the big Mourinho piece in it. Quite interesting what he's done with Lo Celso and it is similar with how he treated Vitor Baia his goalie at Porto, he was dropped from the team (in GLC's case not picked) and didn't play for a month. Mourinho did it to show who was boss and an attempt to get performances out of his squad. I reckon he has done the same with Lo Celso here and has been rewarded with the improvement and performances we have seen. Maybe it is because I just read the article yesterday, but this quote from Mourinho today is pretty similar to what happened. Don't forget, there is meaning behind everything Mourinho says and does.

You said you prefer a sitting player and a passer in your midfield duo. Is Lo Celso making a play for the passing role?

First of all he showed an incredible personality because clearly, and I am not going to deny it because it is easy to understand it, when he arrived I didn't give him a big opportunity to play two or three matches in a row. He had to be strong mentally to cope with that. When a new manager comes to the club and doesn't give you immediately chances I think maybe he feels, 'Wow, he is not in love with me, he is not as in love with me as other players'.
 
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