Tottenham fans won’t have been delighted with their result against Arsenal yesterday. The Lilywhites managed a 1-1 draw at Wembley but would have hoped for a lot more in what was billed as a huge game. However, it could have been a different game had Mauricio Pochettino heeded the fans called and introduced Lucas Moura.
59 – Our first change:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 2 March 2019
So far in his career at Tottenham Lucas Moura has had an up and down time. The fans were desperate for him to be called upon off the bench yesterday yet the North London derby petered out into a 1-1 draw and Pochettino failed to make his third and final sub despite having made two earlier changes when he brought on both Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente.
Instead of Llorente and Lamela, the Lilywhites really wanted to see Lucas Moura brought into the action. The Brazilian is a top player who adds directness and raw speed to a talented Tottenham side. He may not be the most creative player in the world and can be a touch raw at times, but in a game like yesterday’s his running and ability to get at the heart of the oppositions defence could have been key.
You can read the Lilywhites’ calls for Lucas here:
Lucas as well later?
— KR4M (@KR4M316) March 2, 2019
why not lucas
— Get the egg Trippier out of my club (@11__Rn) March 2, 2019
Where's Lucas, and Llorente? Trippier has been abysmal as usual
— Pavail Aqeel (@Pavail_Tech) March 2, 2019
Wrong tactics from Poch. Don’t need 3 CB’s. Eriksen so poor, gone missing again. Bring in Lucas for a bit of pace
— Craig Challis (@craigchallis74) March 2, 2019
Are you gonna wait till 80' to put Lucas again???
— Gust Gui (@gustgui) March 2, 2019
I think Lucas can do better
— Azmi Puji Hadian (@_CIKAL22_) March 2, 2019
Why not Lucas ffs
— A (@pochspurs) 2 March 2019
The Lilywhites are in no doubt that Lucas could have changed the game yesterday and still can’t work out why the Brazilian was brought on.