Spurs Copa America round up

An update on how Spurs' own are getting on stateside
Argentina Training Session
Argentina Training Session / Rodrigo Valle/GettyImages

All three of Spurs' players representing their nation at this years Copa America have now completed their first two group stage games.

It has been a very fruitful campaign so far. Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero's Argentina have picked up six points from their first two games, with hard-fought 2-0 and 1-0 wins over Canada and Chile respectively.

Rodrigo Bentancur's Uruguay have also picked up six points from their first two games, winning 3-1 against Panama before a resounding 5-0 demolishing of Bolivia.

Cristian Romero played the 90 minutes in both, with superb individual performances in both, particularly in the opening game win over Canada.

Lo Celso has found game time harder to come by, featuring off the bench in both games, with 22 minutes against Canada and 26 against Chile. However, the Spurs midfielder has been a mainstay and an important cog of the Scaloni era when fit and available, so expect his chances to come as the tournament progresses.

Bentancur has also been unable to nail down a starting spot, finding himself behind Manuel Ugarte in the pecking order. He came on for the final 10 minutes in the win over Panama. However, in his 8-minute cameo over Bolivia, Spurs' number 30 was able to grab the 5th and final goal, giving manager Marcelo Bielsa a serious headache over his next starting line-up.

Lo Celso and Romero's Argentina complete their group stage campaign against Peru. We could see Romero come out of the line-up, and Lo Celso come into it, amid talk that Argentina will be resting and rotating for this game, with the group already all but won.

As for Uruguay, much of the same. Barring a six-goal swing in their showdown with the USA in Kansas City, Uruguay will head to the quarter-finals as group winners. This could lead the pathway to a start for Bentancur, or at least a bigger cameo off the bench to show what he can do.