“He’s like a new signing” – Some Spurs fans react to midfielder’s performance at Newcastle

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fans were left singing the praises of Lucas Moura after his performance in the 2-1 win at Newcastle United.

The Brazilian was named in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up for the Premier League opener at St James’ Park and after hardly featuring last season following his switch from PSG, showed his quality with some neat touches.

Leading 2-1, Moura was replaced in the 68th minute by Mousa Dembele in a decision by Pochettino to try and protect the lead, following goals from Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli.

Lucas was impressive during Tottenham’s pre-season tour of the USA, scoring two goals against AS Roma and has left the Spurs faithful excited about the impact he could have in the team this season.

Here’s a selection of reaction from some of your fellow fans.

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  1. I know everyone has an opinion, but WTF are these people watching! Yes we all want to see him do well and be a star, but on yesterdays performance he has a long way to go. Moura had an excellent chance to stake his claim but failed to take it, have these people ever played football, any football, let alone a decent standard, my feelings are a definite NO!

  2. If Lamela is injured and Son is away at the Asian Games, Moura has no competition for his spot in the team and, therefore, no excuse not to nail down his position. We’ll see if he’s good enough, soon…

  3. Eriksen was anonymous too. Nor Sissokho or Aurier. Eriksens Head currently being turned and not helped by lack of new signings. Not confident for next week against Fulham. Poch must Play Alderweireld and Trippier

    • Although i was also disappointed with the above named players performances, it normally it takes about 6 games in to find/know your groove, (….baring Sissoko) so I wouldn’t panic just yet!
      Alderweireld, Verts & Sanchez, would arguably be the best 3 CB’s as unit, in the league?
      If we got Toby for a least another season, then why not use him, we won’t lose if the opposition can’t score as I think any front line would be hard pressed to get too many clear chances against them 3 and if they do, it won’t be by bingo numbers. We just gotta make sure our boys (…..all of them) are firing consistently without relying on Kane, then we’ll have a good chance of some Silverware this season and can shut up all these Gloom & Doom pessimist who are driving me nuts about our lack of signings.
      Martial quoted at £90m+
      Zaha quoted at £75m+
      Gealish quoted at £40m+
      Would we win the title with any of these 3 added or just challenge, doubt it and who would they oust in the starting 11?
      Keep the Money, sign if need be in January and allow the youth a chance who impressed in Pre-Season, I’d play them in the Domestic Cups and the against the so-called weaker teams in the Prem?

      • Even Man City needed and had new signing, and we don’t? If our starting 11 is really that irreplaceable, why didn’t we win the league last year? Stop being Levy’s muppet.

  4. Any player requires a few games to adapt and partake to his team role. Luca Moura is a different option and an exciting one for Pochettino and his team. He’s direct confident and dangerous to the opposition. He’ll likely play a big part in Tottenham’s upcoming campaigns. He’s determined and he’s got great ability to go with it. He’s what you might call a real attacker and he is both experienced and has an established pedigree. He will impress in many games and become a major player in the setup this season and beyond.

  5. Must admit was expecting more, especially as I’d heard he had a good preseason, was that because that most of the main players wernt there

  6. Still find it unbelievable as to how Levy thought it was ok not to sign anyone during the transfer window, our squad is far too thin to really have a good go in all competitions. Every year Daniel Levy finds a way of costing this team any chance of any success by not backing his manager at the right time, while he has the reins I’m afraid I just can’t see us winning anything. Pochettino although quiet must be fuming and the fact that he’s just had a massive pay rise himself is probably the reason for that. But if this carries on and he isn’t backed sufficiently by Levy it will for sure put a strain on their relationship to the point I can see him wanting out and that would be the worst thing that could happen to us at the moment, he’s the best manager we’ve had for decades and Levy should be doing everything possible to keep him happy, pay rises will only go so far, he needs backing.


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