A man who will forever go down in Tottenham’s history books for his dramatic Champions League hat-trick against Ajax last season, Lucas Moura hasn’t exactly enjoyed the brightest of starts to the current campaign.
The Brazil international has featured six times in the Premier League this season, but has played just 240 minutes in the competition. Against Brighton on Saturday afternoon, the 27-year-old was once again restricted to a place on the Spurs bench, and he only came on with 17 minutes to go.
In the short time he was on the pitch, the speedster registered two shots on target, and completed two of his attempted dribbles.
After seeing the Brazilian’s cameo appearance, Spurs fans flooded to Twitter to voice their fury at the situation surrounding the forward.
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Many Lilywhites supporters revealed they couldn’t believe why the 27-year-old simply hasn’t been given a chance to shine by Mauricio Pochettino this season.
Some fans of the north London side criticised the Spurs boss for his treatment of the former PSG man, and one fan in particular labelled it as a “disgrace”.
Check out some of the reaction of Spurs fans below:
The way Poch has treated Lucas is nothing short of a disgrace and the type of stuff that creates negativity in the dressing room.
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) 5 October 2019
I am not advocating Poch being replaced, he has done wonders to our playing style and heights he has taken to. However, if someone can explain to me why he is absolved of blame when he leaves Lucas on the bench week in week out, I’d love to hear it. #THFC
— Stuart Luscombe (@realluscombe) 5 October 2019
Ask pochettino what’s his problem with Lucas Moira? Let him start you only gave him 15 mins and he has the same amount of shots on target then spurs at the first half #THFC #COYS https://t.co/RTRlxXMqWV
— توتنهامي (@Tottenham_KW) 5 October 2019
1. Why is Eriksen playing?
2. What is Sissoko at RB?
3. Why is Ndombele getting taken off at HT?
4. Why is Lucas not getting his chance?
5. Why is there no fight from the players?
— Bump (@bump1984) 5 October 2019
— The White Wall (@Glory_THFC) 5 October 2019
Poch Out, didn’t even bring Lucas on til the 75th minute when we haven’t created anything. The man is lost I am out
— Kempzo (@Kempzo_) 5 October 2019
Until I see a 4-3-3 formation and Lucas in the starting line up I’m screaming POCH OUT @SpursOfficial
— TE22 (@TariqElhafidi) 5 October 2019
It’s seriously embarrassing that Poch doesn’t even consider starting Lucas. Guy’s come on and showed more intent in 10 mins than anyone else.
— Ant. (Not a Spurs fan) (@AnthonyCOYS) 5 October 2019