Spurs fans here in the Tavern are praying for no more injuries in the remainder of their season, as they still await the debut of one of the Lilywhites’ January signings.
Indeed, Lucas Moura made a deadline day switch to North London, as Tottenham Hotspur snapped up the former Paris Saint-Germain winger for £23 million. As you can imagine, it was a move that sent shock waves through the entire Premier League, with a statement of intent certainly being made by Mauricio Pochettino. However, the Brazilian made the switch from France with a huge lack of match fitness, something that’s hampered the progress of the 25-year-old in terms of making his debut.
But, with Spurs heading into the tomorrow’s North London Derby with bitter rivals Arsenal, they’d love nothing less than to hand their new signing a first appearance against their local neighbours. And, this could yet become a possibility, as fitness expert Ben Dinnery has revealed some promising news for Tottenham Hotspur on the injury front.
Lucas Moura could be included in the matchday squad… #COYS
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 8, 2018
Mauricio Pochettino already received the best possible news prior to the weekend’s all-important encounter, but there’s nothing our local residents would love more than seeing Lucas Moura rip apart a vulnerable Arsenal defence. Indeed, with pace having been a missing feature in Spurs’ attack so far this season, the inclusion of their new Brazilian could see the Gunners fall to pieces in a match that the Lilywhites eye revenge in. And, now possibly seeing the return to full match fitness will not only be a boost for Saturday’s clash, but will also set the tone for a positive rest of the campaign in an injury-free Spurs side.
Lucas Moura is an exciting prospect who turned out to be one of PSG’s most promising talents over in France, with Spurs being lucky enough to find the Brazilian a new home in North London. Indeed, in a North London Derby that our local residents see as a must win for the Lilywhites, a fully strengthened side including Lucas Moura is one that Arsenal don’t want to have to encounter.
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