Spurs fans here in the Tavern are drinking away their sorrows after conceding a late equaliser against Rochdale, in a game that saw the Lilywhites struggle to take their chances.
Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were almost on the receiving end of one of the biggest cup upsets in their recent history, as League One’s bottom side managed to take the lead against the Premier League outfit. Of course, it was a huge step down from facing Italian giants Juventus midweek, but they could only manage to produce the same scoreline of two goals apiece at Spotland.
However, one huge positive to take out of the FA Cup encounter was the performance of January signing Lucas Moura, in what was his first start for the Lilywhites. The 25-year-old was a standout performer for Spurs after producing the Brazilian trickery that fans had been waiting for, with his 59th-minute leveller sending the away end into a frenzy. A big step in the right direction for both the club and the player himself, who will now have earned his place in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
Therefore, with the tricky task of facing London rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday, here’s TWO reasons as to why Pochettino seriously must start Lucas Moura against the Eagles…