Tottenham went into their trip to struggling Stoke City on the back of a historic win over London rivals Chelsea that all but confirmed that they will be in the Champions League again next season.
Despite that impressive win, Mauricio Pochettino did made changes for the visit to the Potteries, with Serge Aurier, Danny Rose and Harry Kane – with the latter returning from injury – all coming into the side.
One man who was again left on the bench was Brazilian January signing Lucas, who has impressed in the cup competitions since his arrival from Paris Saint Germain but hasn’t been really let off the leash in the Premier League just yet.
The pacy wideman, valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, has clearly made a good impression on the Spurs fans, because, despite the return of Kane, there were still some among them focused on his continued omission.
We’ve taken a look at the best of the Twitter reaction…
Still hate the fact we never start lucas,,
— Nitram43 (@Tottenham1892) April 7, 2018
Pls poch bring Lucas on when making subs. #COYS
— Skizzius Maximus (@JaniahK16_THFC) April 7, 2018
I agree with his pace and skill he’s a vital first team player
— James Twigg (@JamesTwigg15) April 7, 2018
Lucas still not starting 🤔
— Chilled // inho (@Chilledinho) April 7, 2018
GIVE LUCAS A GAME FFS
— َ (@FutboITP) April 7, 2018
Lucas should get the start and son a break. Lucas needs gametime.
— Sandro (@xRapidSandro) April 7, 2018
I wish Moura would get a run.
— KIERAN SPURSLIFE (@gloryglorythfc1) April 7, 2018
Lucas? Toby? What’s going on. Lucas would tear strips off of Stoke. We are going to lose him if we aren’t careful
— Coach Muschett (@Sterlz5) April 7, 2018
Moura surely needs a few starts now.. He's been here a while now.. What we have seen of him looks very promising
— Paul (@Paultheyid001) April 7, 2018
WHY NOT LAMELA AND LUCAS😟
— Gin🇮🇹🤙 (@LuxuryLamela) April 7, 2018