With long term injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, José Mourinho is struggling to find someone who could take charge of making sure their absence isn’t felt. But the depleted attack is sensed everytime the ball is in the final third and on every half missed opportunities.
Erik Lamela is someone who has been impressive in their absence though even the Argentine is struggling with injuries and playing him is always a concern, though this is the perfect time for Lamela to show is abilities after coming under criticisms over the past couple of years due to inconsistency up-front.
José again confirmed Lamela’s involvement off the bench against Wolves as he is again struggling with his groin.
“No. Zero. Zero training sessions with us,” said Mourinho talkinng about Erik Lamela’s injury problems. “He has a problem, but I believe on Sunday he will be on the bench and he will give us what he can.
“The desire is there, the talent is there, amazing guy, amazing professional. In normal circumstances you don’t train you don’t play.”
He added: “In this moment in our attacking areas, you don’t train but you can give us something, thank you much for that.
“He is not training, I believe that tomorrow he will be training with us and I believe that Sunday he can be on the bench and give us his talent for 20-25 minutes but we need his talent.”
José Mourinho is struggling to fill confidence in his squad with Spurs not going with best of form and everytime they score a goal, there is rather a nervous air to not concede which is odd. But Spurs’ have to make sure they get going against Wolves today as the heat for top four race is too steep and one match here & there and you find yourself in deep pressure.
Its time for Moura!
Lucas Moura hasn’t had the best of time filling in for Harry Kane upfront but he seems to find his form against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side as it was against Wolves where the Brazilian put in one of his stronger performances of the season. As the day when likes of Kane and Son failed to step up, Lucas Moura opened the scoring for Spurs as the men from N17 went on to win the game 2-1 eventually, with the 27-year-old finishing the tie with Whoscored rating of 8.5 – the highest in the team.
Indeed, Lucas carried Tottenham upfront that day, making four key passes, completing both of his dribbles and winning all of his four aerial duels despite of his short height.
That is sort of a performance Spurs faithful and José are looking forward to, as Lucas Moura has a perfect opportunity to start getting the ball rolling.
Lucas Moura will have to carry the attacking mantle for Spurs alongside the likes of Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn as Tottenham eye a critical win in their race to top four.