Lucas Moura Unlikely for Spurs Debut at Anfield
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says that Lucas Moura is unlikely to make his debut in thecrunch Premier League trip to Anfield on Sunday. The Brazilian signed for Tottenham ontransfer deadline day, but Pochettino doesn’t expect him to be ready.
Lucas has only played 6 games this season and the Tottenham manager thinks that ruleshim out of an immediate debut, “I don’t want to say yes or no, but I don’t think it is possible tobe available.
“He’s still doing things – he was yesterday doing some tests with our sports science medicalstaff, today he’s in Paris doing private things. We hope tomorrow he can start to work withthe team. Maybe he needs to work alone a little bit to reach the team’s level.”
Pochettino has no doubt about him fitting in at White Hart Lane in the long term however,“He can bring different qualities to the squad, he’s an experienced player – young, but with alot of experience at a big club like PSG,” Pochettino said.
“He scored a lot of goals last season, he’s fast, he can fit with the team perfectly. Theexpectation is that he can help us in the next three months but we cannot put too muchpressure on him.
“He needs to adapt, to get to know the players, the Premier League and the philosophy ofthe new team. We signed a player that is not playing at PSG. We signed a player who hasnot competed for six or seven months.
“Of course he’s a name, an exciting name for our fans, he came from PSG, a big club. Butit’s different to signing Neymar, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. That would be different,”Pochettino explained.