BBC pundit Danny Murphy has admitted that he was expecting more from Tottenham Hotspur star Lucas Moura this season, after the forward’s brilliant show in the Premier League against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.
The 26-year-old was a player who was being chased by most of Europe’s biggest clubs for the last two years before Tottenham managed to secure his signature in the January transfer window in winter 2018.
Moura has not always been a regular name in the team under Mauricio Pochettino, who has maintained his philosophy of rotating his attacking players whenever necessary.
After the injury to Harry Kane in the Champions League clash with Manchester City last Tuesday, Moura will now be fancying his chances of receiving more playing time for Spurs.
The Brazilian star definitely took his chances on Saturday as he scored a superb hat-trick in the win over Huddersfield Town.
But even after that display, Danny Murphy admitted that Moura was expected to accomplish more this season.
“He’s a super talent Lucas Moura and I think maybe we expected him to have a better season,” Murphy told Match of the Day.
“He has got 10 league goals. He played at the start of the season and did really well.
“He’s not been as involved in the last few months. But today from minute one he was bang at it. It’s like he was saying to the manager ‘look, I want to play in the big one at City’.
“He played off Llorente but he popped up in all sorts of areas. I loved his variation in his game. He’s a big name player. He’s played at big clubs, nothing fazes him.”