Signed from PSG in January, Lucas Moura didn’t start particularly well for Spurs but so far this season he’s been one of Tottenham’s best players this season and a huge reason why the club has managed to stay in touch with the top four.
The Brazilian had fallen out of favour at PSG but in truth, he’d never really kickstarted his career at the club and never lived up to the hype that followed him when he signed for the Ligue 1 giants in 2013.
Against an attacking fullback in Arthur Masuaku, Moura could be about to have a field day.
There’s no doubt that Masuaku is a talented player, especially going forward, but in defence, he’s still a liability. He was a constant in the side last year and has so far played in seven games in the league for Pellegrini. With Masuaku being a classic attacking fullback, it leaves plenty of room in behind for Moura to attack.
The Brazilian is one of the better counterattackers in the league and has the ability to drive his team forward from anywhere position on the pitch. Moreover, with the possible return of Eriksen tomorrow, Moura has someone who has the ability to find him and someone who will give him licence to make runs in behind.
In tandem with Kieran Trippier on the right flank, Masuako could be in for a very tough game today. Spurs need to keep their winning run going and in Moura, they might just have the attacking outlet to do just that.