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Lucas Moura

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Denmark Spur, 31 Jan 2018.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Teemu Tainio

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    Moura just plain confuses me. We surely bought him as a winger type to play in the three behind Kane. He can be a good finisher and is good in the air. But here is the problem. His play is more like a striker than the position we bought him for, to take guys on get some crosses in etc. And he does not fit into the Diamond unless we drop Son.

    Maybe we should try a 4-3-3 with Son, Kane and Moura up top. at leat him and son have the work rate and pace to worry position full backs into staying back.
     
  2. elltrev

    elltrev Pascal Chimbonda

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    I agree with your assessment of him. He seems to me like a Vardy type, but playing as an attacking midfielder.
     
  3. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Chris Armstrong

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    Todays only shining light.

    Did more in 20 mins than most who played the full match.

    Deserves a run in the side now - also seems to be one of the (very) few, who actually gives a fudge.
     
  4. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Has done for a while, and I dont understand Pochs reluctance to use him. Especially when he continues to use the like of Eriksen ahead of him.

    I know he is inconsistent/streaky, but regardless of that he gives his all, and deserves the chance to build consistency (not going to happen without regular starts)
     
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  5. Jon

    Jon Paul Stalteri

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    Could have just summed it all up with this bit mate!
     
  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Despite only being on the pitch for 17 minutes, Lucas was responsible for 67% of our shots on target today! If only the rest of our attackers had shown such desire.

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  7. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    Him and Lamela have some fight.
     
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    metalgear Paul Robinson

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    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    He deserves to start the next game and be given a real run in the side, off hand i do not remember him getting a prolonged run in the team since he has been here. The effort he put in yesterday put some of our players to shame.
     
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  10. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Paul Stalteri

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    Looked very much like he had a point to prove.
    Which imho he doesn't, anyone that can't see he should be starting instead of some of that shower yesterday is blind.
     
  11. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    I agree, he always gives 400% ( unlike some of them are doing at the moment) and i hope Poch will see that and give him a extended run in the side.
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    yiddo37 Erik Edman

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    Think 433 is a great idea.
    Dier or Winks sitting in the middle of the 3 man midfield with Moura, Kane and Son up top. Something like this v Watford:
    -------------------------Gazzaniga------------------
    Sissoko-Alderweireld-Vertonghen-Rose
    ----------Ndombele---Dier-----Lamela---------
    ---------Son--------------Kane------------Moura--
    Full backs getting forward when possible, the support for the front 3 can come from Lamela and Ndombele too while Dier/Winks stay behind to protect the back 4.
     
  14. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Paul Stalteri

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    I'm not on social media and rely on seeing it posted on here, but at the moment the silence is deafening and extremely odd.
     
  15. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Dean Richards

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    In Moura's MOTD post match interview he said words to the effect that we (they) all need to be together and not speak too much. It struck me as a very deliberate thing to say.
    There have been comments from Dier and Winks, (presumably from the post-match mixed zone?) - much to the same effect - togetherness. So I do wonder if the players have decided amongst themselves to keep any comments to a minimum, with Sissoko's being the agreed social media post, rather than feed the frenzy. Perhaps they recognise the situation has moved beyond platitudes and soundbites.
    If it's a sign of the squad regrouping, that would be a good thing. Well, as long as they're not shutting out Poch in doing so.

    Alternatively I'm wallowing in far too much saccharine-coated sentimentality about the whole thing and the silence means the vibes are bad and they're at each other's throats!
     
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    glasgowspur Paul Stalteri

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    Thanks.
    Odd, and I don't know what to make of it.
     
  17. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Im not either, picked it up off of an article on NewsNow.

    Though I agree, no real rallying, key players keeping schtum...
     
  18. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Yup I posted that in the match thread, seems a pity that Lucas’ interview not up on MotD social media considering he was only player to actually face the cameras.

    https://www.football.london/tottenh.../lucas-moura-outlines-what-tottenham-17039453

    “It's a really difficult moment for us," he said following the game.

    But we need to stay together, work harder, not speak too much."
     
  19. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Paul Robinson

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    Remember when people wanted to see him start upfront on his own in the Champions League final as much sort of sentimental reward?
     
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    Bishop Terry Yorath

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    No, people wanted Moura to start as Kane had been out for a significant amount of time and had no match fitness. I would ordinarily start Kane over Moura every single time except this one time when Kane clearly wasn't going to be able to put in a performance (and he didn't).


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