By Kieran Gill for MailOnline
Published: 22:11 GMT, 14 January 2020 | Updated: 22:22 GMT, 14 January 2020
If Christian Eriksen is out, and Giovani Lo Celso is in, then there are worse ways to show your credentials as a successor than with a goal inside two minutes.
The Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias played a poor pass but Lo Celso anticipated it. The Argentinian ran to beat Marvin Johnson to the ball, then sidestepped another man in red.
He did not then rush his subsequent shot. Lo Celso went for precision and bang, bottom corner, no need for extra time, safe entry into the FA Cup’s fourth round.
Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso (right) capped an impressive display with a goal
If Eriksen is heading for Inter Milan, then his will be big boots to fill. As poor as he has been of late, he remains a two-time Player of