Lucas Moura was an unused substitute in Tottenham’s win over West Ham on Wednesday night, which is a decision that should pay off in the long run for him.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino gave the 26-year-old attacker the opportunity to recharge his batteries and giving him the night off was a smart move.
The Brazilian winger has been one of the success stories for the North London club at the beginning of the campaign, but they managed to win 3-1 against West Ham in the Carabao Cup without his services.
Moura has started every game in the Premier League so far for Spurs this season and already made 14 appearances across all competitions.
The speed machine was due a night off to rest and it was a smart decision by Pochettino, especially given that he’s not played a lot of football in the last year.
He is enjoying his best run in the starting XI for the Premier League side and his recent dip in form lately may have been doubt to his heavy workload.
Moura should back to his brilliant best for Spurs in the next few games as he searches for his fifth goal of the season and is a vital part of the squad under Pochettino.