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Tottenham fans on Twitter were fuming with this Pochettino sub yesterday

Tottenham fans on Twitter were fuming with this Pochettino sub yesterday

It happens so often that a manager can make or break a game with his substitutions. Mauricio Pochettino is often one to be cautious with his changes and very rarely makes an early switch, however, yesterday against PSV the Argentine opted to bring on his countryman, Erik Lamela. The decision to take off Lucas Moura, though, didn’t go down well with the supporters.

Whilst it was eventually a Pochettino sub that inspired the Lilywhites to victory, it wasn’t Lamela who shone. There’s no doubting that Lamela has been one of the club’s best players this season but in his half an hour on the pitch yesterday he failed to live up to the man he replaced, as Lucas Moura was sublime in the first hour and every time he picked up the ball Tottenham looked threatening.

There was obvious frustration around Wembley when Lucas was hooked and even some of the PSV fans looked relieved to see the tricky winger being taken out of the game. In the first half the Brazilian showed excellent feet to outwit some of the PSV backline and looked menacing as he got the closest to a Tottenham equaliser, however, Pochettino obviously knew what he was doing as his side went on to win, even if it meant bringing off Lucas.

You can read The Lilywhites’ thoughts on Poch’s subs here:

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