As Tottenham Hotspur gear up to take on bitter rivals Arsenal in the north London derby today, it appears manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been given a major boost.
The Lowdown: Spurs injury setbacks…
Since Tottenham’s regrettable international break, Nuno has had to cope with his fair share of N17 absences and that has arguably contributed to their run of form recently.
Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were all missing for a while due to their international fiascos in South America, while Ryan Sessegnon, Steven Bergwijn, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura have all spent time out recently.
However, sharing news on the latter man, it appears he is now available again alongside Son who returned against Chelsea last week.
The Latest: Nuno gifted Lucas return…
Indeed, in what is ‘good news’ for Spurs and Nuno, the manager now has Lucas at his disposal again and just in time for one of Tottenham’s biggest games of the season.
“We have Lucas back also which is good news so let’s try to make and prepare the game,” the Spurs boss explained (via football.london).
“Like I said to you, it’s a different game, it’s a different game. We must feel it.”
The Verdict: Major boost…
Given the Brazilian’s form when available this season, there’s little arguing this comes as a major boost for Nuno and his side.
Lucas has completed more dribbles per 90 so far out of any Lilywhites player in the Premier League (2.5), highlighting his real threat and creativity (WhoScored).
Indeed, his presence could disrupt Arsenal and provide Spurs with a huge asset from out wide.
In other news: Spurs now want ‘outstanding’ 29 y/o who Pochettino wanted to make one of his highest earners, find out more here.
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