Having secured their spot in the Champions League for another season, Mauricio Pochettino knew that his Tottenham side could afford to take their foot off the gas somewhat on their final match of the season against Leicester.
That allowed Lucas Moura, the January signing who has struggled for gametime, the opportunity to get a rare start in Spurs’ final game at Wembley before their return to the newly-renovated White Hart Lane next season.
The Brazilian – valued at £25.2m by Transfermarkt – is a clearly talented player but it would appear that Pochettino has reservations over his ability to adjust to English football as he has seldom thrown him in at the deep end since his arrival in North London.
Nevertheless, the decision to start Lucas went down well with the Spurs faithful and we’ve taken a closer look at some of the most enthusiastic reaction on Twitter to the team news…
Putting people in shop window?
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) May 13, 2018
KWP and Lucas pic.twitter.com/vYs6ZsybLF
— Ant (@AnthonyCOYS) May 13, 2018
LUCAS FINALLY AHHHH💉
— ً (@MauricioMagic) May 13, 2018
LUCAS STARTING pic.twitter.com/8V6SnGJdU7
— Jack • 🏴 / 🇩🇰 (@OurNumber23) May 13, 2018
Lucas and KWP pic.twitter.com/mXax8FdaMZ
— Jõsh (@Foyth) May 13, 2018
Lucas Moura. We are winning this game 3-0!! Finally Poch plays him ffs
— SAF (@S4FW88NTHFC) May 13, 2018
— LucxsMoura (@LucxsMoura) May 13, 2018
LUCAS!!! LET'S GO #COYS
— Léo (@Leo_200199) May 13, 2018