Spurs fans can’t understand why Lucas is on the bench again

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…