The brilliance of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and company is a growing problem for Tottenham star Lucas Moura.
That is according to Michael Brown, the former Spurs midfielder speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the changing selection dynamics at the club.
Kane and Son have started the new season in extraordinary form and have nailed down two of the three starting spots in Jose Mourinho’s favoured 4-3-3 formation.
That leaves a cluster of elite talents competing for the third spot, competition made even more intense by the summer signings of Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius, both on initial loan deals.
Steven Bergwijn got the nod to start Saturday’s landmark 2-0 win over Man City, ahead of Moura, Bale and Vinicius, who were all on the bench.
Moura did replace Bergwijn after 73 minutes but the Brazil international faces huge competition for his spot this season.
“That front three now, Bale’s only going to get better, surely, and with Kane and Son and Bale, you sort of fear for the likes of Lucas Moura,” Brown told Football Insider.
“He must be looking and thinking: ‘Wow, it’s got even worse now for me.’
“He’ll still be coming on, he’ll still be contributing, for sure, and Vinicius, what will we see of him as well?”
Moura has started four of Spurs’ nine Premier League matches this season, but only one of the last six.
He has been getting more game time in the Europa League and his 15 appearances in all competitions this season have yielded four goals and two assists.
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