Lucas Moura

If we're bumping player threads to mug them off for their performances today I'm afraid this one needs to be top of the list. If you put an NFL cornerback on the field who had never played before, that's what it would look like.

It is fun to watch him constantly beat players six inches taller than him for headers though, I confess.
 
There was a reason Pochettino didn’t play this man regularly. He should not be starting games. He adds so little, it’s frightening at times. That he’s almost a guaranteed starter under Mourinho is mind blowing. He just fiddles with the ball, doesn’t ever stick to his wing, and quite simply gets in the way all the bloody time!
 
Great impact sub to come on against tired legs. Somehow a nailed on starter.

I wonder how players like Foyth feel watching Moura and Dele hand the ball over constantly when he has been shunned since the Norwich stuff up.
 
A good squad player or impact sub. But he doesn't contribute enough goals or assists to justify starting every game and playing nearly every minute when he does.

Jose loves his effort, which you can't fault him for but he lacks enough end product offensively.
 
I don't think it is fair to bash him too much based on yersterdays performance.

He did not fit into scheme of things since we went behind, but the fact he stayed on until the end was on Mou. Moura needs space and can be effective in counter-attacks, which he showed in 1st half as well. But since they took the lead it meant room was taken from us... but what Mou did - he crammed EVEN MORE players to the same area (having Son, Kane, Bergwijn, Moura all on + fullbacks pushing up).

He should have been sacrificed for Ndombele way earlier, this might have given us room higher up the pitch. But instead he was kept on and offered us absolutely nothing in tight spaces.

He is specific kind of a player and has to be used like this. He is not suitable for all situations unfortunately.
 
Bergwin to start who is a much better passer and decision maker on the ball.

Moura to come on if we score and want to defend the lead + counter

Ndombele to come on instead of moura if opposition scores and we need to break them down.

Jose it's not rocket science!
 
We need to stop playing Moura. When he first came I thought he needed a run of games to get going, but he's just not reliable. His first touch is third tier at best, and he is disposessed way too easily.

I do not think his replacement should be Bergwijn. We can not play two of Son, Bergwijn and Moura, in most games. It makes us too weak defensively, at least when we play something close to a 4-4-2, particularly when two of the three are wingers in that system, and it makes us lack ball-playing ability.

As we play with an offensive right back, we should have a ball-playing right-sided midfielder who will add to our creativity, our passing game, and our solidity in midfield. We need someone who can help us hold on to the ball, to win the ball, and be a threat from distance. Someone to do what Eriksen did from the left for a while. Maybe Lo Celso could start out there, or maybe even just a busy bee like Winks (Winks if a more creative player like Lo Celso was played centrally), or Lamela if he can get going again.
 
Invisible today, did nothing in either direction. It is simply impossible for Bale to play for an hour with those kinds of spaces and produce nothing. Can’t wait for him to take Lucas’ spot.

Lucas is a nice guy and he runs hard but has minimal quality. Should be a squad player and nothing more.
 
Invisible today, did nothing in either direction. It is simply impossible for Bale to play for an hour with those kinds of spaces and produce nothing. Can’t wait for him to take Lucas’ spot.

Lucas is a nice guy and he runs hard but has minimal quality. Should be a squad player and nothing more.

Bergwijn should have already taken his spot. The favoritism and affinity for a runner need to stop.
 
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