Tottenham Hotspur will look to bounce back from their disappointing midweek exit from the Champions League when they face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, and Spurs fans are disputing whether Erik Lamela or £23m January signing Lucas Moura should start.
The north London outfit suffered a 4-3 aggregate loss against Juventus at Wembley on Wednesday night, with focus now turning too trying to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition again next term.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men currenty lie in fourth, two points ahead of fifth-place Chelsea and two adrift of third-place Liverpool, and the Argentine boss may consider freshening things up for the trip to the south coast, with Lamela, who received praise from fans on his birthday last week, and Lucas two of those in contention to come into the starting XI.
Tottenham supporters have been discussing the South American duo via social media, and while one said “Lucas over Lamela every time”, another said “Lamela over Lucas, I trust Poch when he says he’s not ready yet”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Lucas over Lamela every time! ??♂️
— Thor Johnson (@ThorJohnson17) March 10, 2018
Yeah, I like lamela but want to see a Lucas start and I think he will considering he didn't even being him on against juve
— Tom (@TantalizingToby) March 10, 2018
If that’s so, I’d prefer to see Lucas over Lamela. Think he deserves a start. #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) March 10, 2018
Lamela over Lucas,I trust Poch when he says he’s not ready yet
— Jack (@DembeleEdition) March 11, 2018
Yeh dunno feel like he’ll defo start in FA Cup vs Swansea but I dunno I feel like Lamela will start over Lucas tomorrow. Time will tell.
— Haaris Ahmed (@ManLikeHaaris) March 10, 2018