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Tottenham news: Pochettino told to play Lucas Moura more by Alan Hutton | Football | Sport

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should be using Lucas Moura in a bid to turn around the club’s poor form, claimed former Spurs defender Alan Hutton.

Moura has been used sparingly by the Spurs boss this season, and he’s only started two of Tottenham’s eight Premier League matches.

The Brazilian’s pace gives Pochettino another option going forward, and he’s one of the players that always looks like he’s trying his hardest while playing.

Hutton’s comments came after Tottenham’s latest league setback, having lost 3-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend.

“He brings something different with his pace,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“I think when you look at the players he has been playing – Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli – on their days they’re of course really good players, but you need more of that type of player.

“Even if he is not playing well, his pace can get you something.

“He is one who looks like he is trying his hardest whether he is starting or not.

“He looks like he is trying to win the game and get a goal, so it’s coming to a stage where he has got to put him in.”

Moura came on for the final 17 minutes against the Seagulls on Saturday, and hasn’t started a match since the end of August.

Over the past five league matches for Tottenham, Moura has only played 26 minutes of football.

He did, however, play for 90 minutes in Tottenham’s defeat to Colchester United on penalties in the Carabao Cup last month.

Tottenham find themselves in ninth place in the Premier League table after this weekend; level on points with Bournemouth.

Spurs still haven’t won an away league match since January – a run stretching nine games.

Their last win on the road was a 2-1 win over Fulham, thanks to a stoppage time winner from Harry Winks.

Tottenham next face bottom club Watford at home after the international break, as Pochettino will be looking to bounce back after a difficult start to the season.

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