In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Premier League midfielder Rob Lee has revealed his doubt over the future of Lucas Moura at Tottenham Hotspur.
The 28-year-old Brazilian is one of several wingers available at Jose Mourinho’s disposal, but he has found minutes hard to come by in the top-flight so far this season, starting just four of their 11 outings.
Indeed, the £25m January 2018 arrival is behind the likes of Heung-min Son, Gareth Bale and Steven Bergwijn in the pecking order and now he has been tipped to face a struggle to get back in the Special One’s thoughts.
Lee told FFC:
“It depends if he can adjust to the way Jose wants to play. Jose plays a certain way and you have to be able to defend.
“Lucas Moura is more of an attacking sort of player that scores goals, we know that, but how does he fit into Spurs’ team? That’s what I would question.
“There’s only one position left because when Son’s fit, he plays. When Harry’s fit, he plays, so there’s only really one position left really. It’s just how he fits into that team. You have to work hard in that team.
“I think it’s difficult to see him fit in. I don’t see him fitting in. I don’t see him fitting into the way Spurs are playing under Jose.”
Since joining Spurs nearly three years ago, Moura has racked up 127 appearances for the club, delivering 28 goals and 13 assists, via Transfermarkt.
He is most fondly known for that night in Amsterdam when his dramatic second-half hat-trick steered the north London outfit into the Champions League final for the first time in their history.
He has found life tough since that very moment having scored just once in the top-flight this campaign.
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