Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to pile the praise on Lucas Moura, despite watching their side suffer a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday evening.
Jose Mourinho’s side battled hard and had more shots than Jurgen Klopp’s men on the day with 14 attempts to Liverpool’s 13, although a smartly-taken effort from Roberto Firmino shortly before half-time ended up being the winner.
Despite the loss, one man was excellent and has rightly received praise from the Tottenham fans on Twitter for his performance.
The Brazil international had four of Spurs’ 14 shots, while also making three key passes against the European champions and winning three aerial duels – no Tottenham player won more aerial duels than the former Sao Paulo attacker.
The former PSG forward also embarked on four dribbles and was fouled on five occasions, as he proved to be a real handful for the Merseysiders to contend with throughout the game – additionally, the 27-year-old also didn’t let his defensive work suffer having made one tackle and one clearance as well.
Let’s see what the Tottenham fans on Twitter thought of the Brazilian’s showing…
Got to say, Lucas Moura was brilliant today. Ran his socks off and worked relentlessly, often screaming for the ball even when under pressure. Had his fair share of criticism this season and rightly so, but turned up today in abundance. #COYS
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) January 11, 2020
I agree, tough job for him but never one to shy away. Gives it his all
— HotspurIrish (@HotspurIrish) January 12, 2020
‘TalkingTHFC’ kicked off the reaction by saying that Lucas was “brilliant” against Liverpool, a game in which he “ran his socks off and worked relentlessly” while he also demanded the ball even at times when he was under pressure.
Another fan agreed with this statement, saying that the attacker is “never one to shy away” and also “gives it his all”.
Irritates me the slander he gets. He can be frustrating I understand that, but he’s always looking to get forward, deserves more respect, I’m not for slandering players but I don’t see the same energy for Alli who in my opinion hasn’t been great for weeks now.
— Harrison (@HYS139) January 11, 2020
Elsewhere, this fan named Harrison added that Lucas is “always looking to get forward” and “deserves more respect” – on the basis of his display against Klopp’s side, it’s hard to argue with that.
His best game for us in a while.
— Rickles 🇺🇲 (@burks_eric) January 11, 2020
@LucasMoura7 was like the energiser bunny
— Ian Brazier (@Ian_P_Brazier) January 11, 2020
‘Rickles’ went as far as saying that it was Lucas’ “best game for us in a while” – high praise indeed – while another supporter named Ian said that the Tottenham No.27 “was like the Energiser Bunny”!
Always turns up when Kane doesn’t play, strange he can’t seem to occupy the same pitch and have a good game
— Yorkspur (@York5pur) January 11, 2020
The big fat Tottenham quiz of 2019 – how much do you remember about the last year at Spurs?
Lastly, a fan with the username ‘Yorkspur’ said that Lucas “always turns up when Kane doesn’t play” – an interesting piece of information to add to the discussion without question.
In other news, this Tottenham target with more dribbles than Heung-min Son would add a new dimension to Mourinho’s attack…