Son V Lucas - Who Deserves To Start for Tottenham?
After Son and Lucas both put in excellent displays last night, Poch now truly has a dilemma on his hands over who to start alongside Eriksen, Dele and Harry in our attack. The pair do have some similar qualities, and it could be difficult to separate the two in what they can offer the team.
So, I have decided to put together a case for both so you can decide for yourselves:
The South Korean has done very little wrong this season, and it could be argued that he is even pushed on a bit from his superb campaign last year.
His nine assists are just one short of his total for last season, although he is lagging behind on his goal tally with 13 after hitting 21 in all competitions for us previously.
Still, he was very impressive with his brace last night. It should be a hat-trick really if it wasn`t for VAR, and the 25 year old has really done all he can to return to the starting line up for the league after being benched for the Palace game.
The Brazilian was outstanding against Rochdale. His pace, guile, dribbling skill and crossing were all in evidence at Wembley, and at £25m, it really does look a fantastic piece of business. The two goals he created for Llorente were very accomplished, and you can`t argue with his record of one goal and two assists from four appearances.
One mitigating factor is that he has looked great on both starts whilst playing against lower league opponents, so we need to see him do it in the Premier League. He can only do that though if we give him the chance to start.
The winger has all the qualities to excel in English football, and his attitude so far has been top notch as well. He has major competition though with not only Son but also Erik Lamela in major contention after the Argentine controlled the game against Dale.
So, who do you think our manager should start?