Opinion: Finally deciding who Tottenham’s most underrated player is

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Spurs have a plethora of world-class players in their current squad, including top tier strikers, like Son and Kane, as well as the creativity of Ndombele. But the question is, who is Tottenham’s most underrated player?

There are several candidates for the position. Lucas Moura, Lo Celso and Lamela are all players that spring to mind. However, I believe that the Brazilian Lucas is the most underrated player within the Lilywhite squad. 

Lucas joined in the January transfer window of 2018 from PSG (Wikipedia). The fee, which was reportedly around £25 million, seemed like reasonable business at the time (Transfermarkt). 

There is no doubt that Lucas has brought us some unforgettable memories, with his hat-trick against Ajax being one of the club’s greatest moments in recent years.  

Some fans have often complained at Moura for his lack of final product. Whilst this may be an issue, Lucas brings so much more to the team that shouldn’t be ignored. 

During his three years in North London, Lucas has scored 17 goals and claimed seven assists during his 95 games (Transfermarkt). 

This may not seem incredible, but Lucas has recently shown his ability to bring the ball forward with pace and power, really helping Spurs to carve a route to goal, even if he isn’t the one claiming the goals and assists. 

Having played as a number 10 in recent weeks, Lucas has brought urgency and alertness to the Spurs attack. We’ve constantly seen Lucas pick the ball up and drive forward, creating room for the frightening attack of Son, Bale and Kane.  

Not only has Lucas shown his skill in driving forward, but the Brazilian is also arguably the hardest working player on the team. Whatever the score, he will always press the opposition in an attempt to gain possession.

The Brazilian and Lamela are always on the end of abuse, but sometimes they deserve credit for what they bring to the table.

The 28-year-old definitely deserves to start our upcoming games, but this may depend on the form of Dele Alli.

The resurgence of the Englishmen has been a joy to watch and he may well be the deciding factor on Lucas’s form and performance. Both have performed strongly as the number 10, so now it is Jose’s decision on who plays.  

Whoever starts our games in the coming weeks, I hope we can all agree that Lucas is an important part of our change in form and can currently be dubbed ‘the most underrated player at Spurs’.  

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