Tottenham fans here in the Tavern are bitterly disappointed with the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Rochdale, although there were some positives to take away from the fixture.
Our local residents were praying for a cup run to have a positive effect on their Premier League chances, as a top-four finish is looking uncertain for Spurs, but they’ll have to wait to see if they are to progress any further.
Mauricio Pochettino gave a run out to many of Spurs’ fringe players in the clash, with a notable inclusion being summer signing Lucas Moura in his first start for Tottenham Hotspur.
Encouragingly, it was the brilliance of the Brazilian that anchored a fightback for Spurs at a time when a cup upset looked to be on the cards, as his strike saw the Spotland Stadium stunned to silence. However, it wasn’t just the goal from the former PSG man that caught the attention of Spurs fans, as it was the pace and trickery that excited the masses of away support on multiple occasions.
@LucasMoura7: “I’m happy – my first start, my first goal. Of course I wanted to win, but I’m happy with the goal. It was a very difficult game, they were very strong and now we need to prepare for the second game at Wembley.” pic.twitter.com/NVXfC5G7Vr
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 18, 2018
Following the club’s post, fans were quick to praise the Brazilian for his performance in yesterday’s game, as they hope to see plenty more goals from the 25-year-old in the future. He’s clearly expecting big things from his tenure, and the fans are too.
He’s quickly becoming a fan favourite already, with one supporter lauding him as their second best player after just one game – with many other fans responding with equally positive reviews.
So without further ado, here’s a look at exactly the sort of reaction being given off by supporters on social media…
Best player out there
— Ikey (@RafaVDV) February 18, 2018
Already our 2nd best player after Harry.Unreal signing from Mister daneal leevy.
— ~ (@Ali_Thfc) February 18, 2018
Well done Lucas, great goal. Many more to come.
— Lee Chesterman (@chestermanlee) February 18, 2018
— FreddieWho? (@FredericLR) February 18, 2018
— Μarkos21 (@KadiroglouM) February 18, 2018
Put a great shift in
— Harry Hotspur (@lemacco) February 18, 2018
You were class today Lucas !!
— James Smith (@JamesSm79356044) February 18, 2018
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