Language no barrier for delighted Argentine duo
Thu 07 November 2019, 20:02|Tottenham Hotspur
“I can try in French!” smiled Giovani Lo Celso off-camera after his post-match Spurs TV interview with impromptu interpreter Juan Foyth in Belgrade.
The Argentine duo both had reasons to be cheerful on Wednesday night after helping us to a superb 4-0 win away to Crvena zvezda in the Champions League, attacker Giovani marking his full debut with his first Spurs goal and defender Juan picking up his first 90 minutes in our colours this season with a good shift at right-back.
A loan arrival from Real Betis in the summer, Giovani is still learning to speak English, so fellow countryman and Spanish speaker Juan joined in to lend a hand when the time came to reflect on the evening’s events.
“I’m very happy for my first goal at the Club!” uttered the midfielder cautiously, before Juan chimed in: “I think Gio played a fantastic game, he managed the ball very well and of course he scored and created a lot of chances. He’s a great player for us. We enjoy having him in our team and he’s going to help us a lot.”
Asked about his own contributions on his first start of the season, Juan added: “I’m always happy to be involved and to help the team. I enjoyed the game like everyone so I hope there are many more minutes to come.
“We knew it was a difficult atmosphere (here), the stadium is hard to play in but we enjoyed the game and I think we did a great job.
“We needed this win. It’s always important to win away in the Champions League and in the Premier League too, and now we are in a good position in the group.”
We next meet Olympiacos at home in the Champions League on matchday five later this month, where victory would send us through to the knockout stages with a game to spare.