Jamie Redknapp caused a stir on Tottenham twitter when he claimed that Giovani Lo Celso was not as good on the ball as West Ham’s midfielders.
Speaking in his role as a Sky Sports pundit before tonight’s London derby, Redknapp questioned the balance of Tottenham’s midfield which he said was outmatched on the ball by West Ham’s trio of Rice, Noble and Soucek.
Here is Redknapp’s odd take on Lo Celso in particular…
🗣 "Lo Celso, Dele Alli & Sissoko are not great on the ball"— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 23, 2020
Jamie Redknapp on Tottenham's midfield pic.twitter.com/s9wRVYPPcp
These Spurs fans on Twitter were quickly on Redknapp’s back and wondered if our former midfielder had ever seen our current one play.
"Lo Celso isn't good on the ball"— Bardi (@BardiTFC) June 23, 2020
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Jamie Redknapp has just said Lo Celso isn’t good on the ball, The guy hasn’t got a fucking clue get him off my tele— N A T H (@NathanWyle) June 23, 2020
Well-documented big fan of Redknapp Jr but the implication that Noble is in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM better than Lo Celso is, quite frankly, utter madness.— Louise (@LouisePagePR) June 23, 2020
Jamie Redknapp thinks Lo Celso isn't as good at playing football as Soucek and Rice. Has he ever seen Lo Celso or na?— Liam🇲🇹 (@LiamJM10TV) June 23, 2020
Jamie redknapp “lo celso isn’t very good on the ball” ha ha you couldn’t make it up— ben allen (@benallen202) June 23, 2020
Jamie Redknapp just said Noble and Rice are better footballers and better at keeping possession than Lo Celso 🙃🙃— Dan⚽️ (@DanGeorge94) June 23, 2020