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Lucas Moura

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

  1. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    I think it was more people wanted the player (Moura) who had scored two hat tricks in recent weeks and is actually one of the few big game players we have rather than an injured striker who Van Dijk has in his pocket typically and Alli who hadn’t done much of anything in 18 months.
     
  2. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    To much sense in that for some fans.
     
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  3. Raziel

    Raziel Nick Barmby

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    Poch never changes the game to suit any second striker, that's why Llorente, Janssen, Son and Lucas (when played as main striker) tend to struggle.

    We play for a Kane pivot regardless of if he's on the field ..
     
  4. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    I dont think Son struggles as striker at all.

    I think he has proven VERY effective, and our most capable cover for Kane.

    Its why I was happy to see Llorente go, knowing Son was able back up (and Parrot then had room to come in).

    I was disappointed Son wasnt upfront Sunday. And confused as to why he was on the right...
     
  5. Bishop

    Bishop Espen Baardsen

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    Yup. Son is more than comfortable and capable of playing striker. It changes the way we approach the attack but that is no negative thing. Play into space and Son will run on behind all day. Poch buggered us on Sunday with Moura upfront which only works when he has a physical presence to play off like Llorente.

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  6. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Dean Richards

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    I'm with you here (but would've been quite happy to have kept Llorente anyway. Not as backup to Kane, more as an option to bring on late in games when we're resorting to pumping it up and trying to play off of him).
     
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    Finney Is Back Dean Richards

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    I also found it a bit weird that Moura and Son weren't playing in each other's positions on Sunday?
     
  8. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Llorente is fine as a plan B / high ball kind of option, and I wouldnt have had an issue if we kept him another year.

    Though in the scheme of things, I was happier with the idea of a more dynamic front line, and of bringing through big talent from the academy.

    Son was preferred to Llorente for the most part as alternative to Kane. If we had another AM, then we would never be left short in attack, and we could rotate effectively to keep everyone involved and fit etc.

    Was how I was looking at it, anyway.
     
  9. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    Thankfully that horrendous miss (guess Moura saw runners to his left at last moment which distracted him) didn’t prove to be costly!



    Pretty good performance otherwise.

     
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  10. MKSpur

    MKSpur Young-Pyo Lee

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    I thought he was looking for a pass too!

    there’s no way Kane or Sonny would be passing to him in that situation!
     
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  11. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    That's was how i saw it, he expected someone to be at the far post.
     
  12. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Jimmy Neighbour

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    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/lucas-moura-explains-jose-mourinho-20971434

    Often used as a centre forward by Mauricio Pochettino, Moura is back in a favoured wing role under Mourinho and ready to thrive.

    He said: “Every player wants to play, it doesn't matter the position. But everyone knows I am not a No.9, it is not my best position.

    “When Pochettino put me there I always gave my best because for me the most important thing is the team but each coach has one opinion, a different mind.

    Now I feel very good in this position. I always played in this position, I feel good and I am happy.
     
  13. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    I think the way we have lined up in Jose first two games Son-Kane-Moura looks a very good front three; it may not work in all games but it looks very promising.
     
  14. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Austin

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    Oh sir but it does work every time … 2 out of 2
     
  15. elyid

    elyid Niko Kranjcar

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    Weird. I always thought he wanted to play centrally which is why he didn’t play on the wing under Pochettino.

    There were plenty of times Dele was out wide and Moura in the second striker role...
     
  16. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    I never understood him playing as a striker, always considered him best as a rwf - albeit with room to improve
     
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  17. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Hat trick next game?
     
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    elyid Niko Kranjcar

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    Same. I had assumed he saw himself as a striker / cf hence being picked there - so surprising he wanted to play on the wing all along.

    Hopefully he can be more consistent with a run in a single position
     
  19. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Luka Modric

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    Cant say I ever saw it as his preference, always thought it was a Poch thing, just assumed Poch didnt feel he was good enough defensively to be rwf - something like that.

    Which isnt unfair criticism, although given it seems to be his natural position Id have prefer him work on that aspect of his game than just put him up front.
     
  20. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Steffen Iversen

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    With Lamela-Parrott-Sessegnon as back up.
     

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