Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has criticised Spurs attacker Lucas Moura for his lack of consistency and claimed that his unreliability will be a source of frustration for those managing him.
Moura found opportunities to start matches hard to come by under Mauricio Pochettino despite being the hero of Tottenham’s brilliant run to the Champions League final last season.
However, the pacey forward has featured fairly regularly since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club with the Portuguese manager relying on his pace on the counter attack.
The 27-year-old got on the scoresheet against Burnley on Saturday and earned Mourinho’s praise for his work rate and application (Football.London).
However, Mills has claimed that it is his lack of consistency that separates Moura from his Spurs teammate Son Heung-min.
He insisted that the former PSG man could be up there with the best if is able to maintain a high level of performance week in, week out.
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said, “I think it’s the consistency for Lucas Moura that is the frustration for most managers.
“When you look at Son on the other side, he very rarely has a bad game, he works incredibly hard for the team, he’s unselfish, he scores, he assists, all these things, he’s fabulous.
“If Moura can add that consistency…he has the same quality of Heung-min Son, it’s just finding that consistency level that he needs to put himself as a top player.”
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Moura’s work rate and pressing against Burnley was quite impressive as he hassled and hurried the defenders right from kick-off. While Moura will have days when things don’t come off for him, his work rate and desire can never be questioned as he always puts a shift in. That is why I believe Mourinho will continue using him to defend from the front.
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