Is There A Long Overdue Start On The Way For Spurs Star?
Right, let`s finish the season strongly and forget this week ever happened with a good win this weekend.
Hard to do, of course, but we`ve still got a lot to play for this season and so we cannot simply start feeling sorry for ourselves and, in the long run, it should strengthen us mentally.
Looking ahead to the game with Bournemouth, then, I think it is time Pochettino gives Lucas Moura a long-awaited start in the Premier League.
I`ve been of the opinion for a while that Dele Alli needs to come out of the side for a period of time, so he can recharge and then go again and now seems the right moment.
Of course, we`ve a less-packed fixture list now and so resting players isn`t as important but Alli is out of form, too, so we might as well hook him for a bit.
Moura, meanwhile, should be pretty fresh as we`ve only seen him in dribs and drabs rather than over a prolonged section of the season.
That makes sense, of course, as he surely needs to get up to speed with how we play and the top flight in this country but, at the end of the day, only playing in it is going to do that.
From what I`ve seen of Moura, he looks like he could be an explosive player for us with plenty of tricks and pace out-wide - certainly something different to largely what we`ve got in the squad.
And, with the need to banish the week`s result as quickly as possible in mind, the fizz of the Brazilian should cure any Champions League hangover providing the rest of the players are also ready to respond.
You never know, too, it might be the start of another midfielder`s great spell at the club.
Should Moura play this weekend? Let me know in the poll!