While the vast majority view Lucas Moura as an impressive signing for Tottenham, his Deadline Day arrival has been accompanied by one obvious complication – how to actually fit him into Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI.
Accordingly, we posed that conundrum to Tottenham fans earlier this week and proposed four solutions; drop Dele Alli, drop Christian Eriksen, drop Heung-min Son or modify Pochettino’s usual formation to move Eriksen and Alli deeper into central midfield and free up a spot on the wing for Moura.
And our poll revealed that the latter option, which would turn Tottenham’s usual 4-2-3-1 into an incredibly offensive-minded 4-3-3, was the preferred one, taking the slimmest of majorities with 51% of the vote.
The new setup and the personnel involved would inevitably leave Spurs open at times though, so perhaps it can’t be used in big games like this weekend’s North London Derby. Tottenham host bitter rivals Arsenal at Wembley at 12.30pm on Saturday.
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