Former West Ham midfielder insists he feels sorry for Spurs star


It has almost been two years since Lucas Moura made the move from PSG to Tottenham Hotspur but the Brazilian international has failed to establish himself as a first team regular at the club.

Moura would have been hoping that his heroics in the Champions League last season could be the turning point in his Spurs career but the 27-year-old has still found himself on the bench this season more often than not.

He has only started two Premier League games so far this campaign as Mauricio Pochettino has preferred to start Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son in attack.

Former West Ham United midfielder Don Hutchinson has said that he feels sorry for Moura and he is not sure what more he needs to do to get into the Tottenham team.

The 48-year-old also insisted that the pacey attacker was too good to be sitting on the Spurs bench and that he might be forced to consider his future at the end of the season.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Hutchinson said, “The camera kept panning on Lucas Moura (during the game against Brighton) and I felt so sorry for him – what more can he do?

“Every time he comes on the pitch and every time he starts, he’s a gamechanger. I just wonder at what point does he think about saying ‘I’ve had it here. My time is done’.

“Maybe it might be in the summer where he puts a transfer request in, because he is too good for Tottenham at the moment to be left on the bench.”

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Moura has certainly delivered the goods whenever called upon by Pochettino but the problem he faces is the fact that both Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son are ahead of him in the pecking order. Unless Pochettino decides to change formation and go with a 4-3-3 instead of a 4-4-2 diamond, the Brazilian is going to see his chances limited.

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