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Lucas Moura could plug the gap for Tottenham Hotspur one year after his arrival

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Lucas Moura could plug the gap for Tottenham Hotspur one year after his arrival

Tottenham’s Brazilian star is back training after his recent knee trouble.

Tottenham Hotspur have certainly got some selection dilemmas ahead of their League Cup semi-final second-leg against Chelsea on Thursday.

Spurs are currently without Harry Kane and Heung-min Son through injury and international duty respectively. They now appear to have lost Dele Alli to a hamstring problem picked up against Fulham in the Premier League at the weekend.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27:  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Tottenham, therefore, need a hero for the Chelsea tie and they might just have one. It is not a potential January recruit for this season, but the one from 12 months ago.

Mauricio Pochettino reminded reporters this week that Moura is now back in training. The £25 million recruit from Paris Saint-Germain has not played since the 7-0 win over Tranmere Rovers at the start of the year because of an injury.

“We hope Lucas Moura, you forgot Lucas Moura was training today at the training ground.

“Lucas Moura is going to be okay. Today we didn’t want to take a risk with him but he’s is nearly 100 per cent to try to help the team. Maybe it’s not going to be Dele Alli but we are going to have Lucas Moura on the bench or maybe starting from the beginning. We’ll see how are going manage him now.”

– Mauricio Pochettino on Lucas Moura’s fitness 


Moura has, in the past, played as a central forward and could certainly operate in such a role as Tottenham look to complete an important win over Chelsea and make their way to the League Cup final.

The Brazilian thrived in that role at the start of the season and, paired with the physical Fernando Llorente, could be a massive threat for Tottenham.  

He could be Tottenham’s forgotten hero.

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