Alan Hutton urged Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to start utilising Lucas Moura more after the 3-0 loss to Brighton.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs right-back claimed that given his former side’s continued poor form then if he was in charge he’d be turning to the Brazilian winger.
Moura was brought on for the last 17 minutes of Spurs’ defeat to Brighton on Saturday and made a noticeable difference as he managed two shots on target which was more than any of his teammates.
Hutton explained that Pochettino should be calling on the winger more as he offers something different due to his pace and even suggested the 27-year-old could help his side win even on an off-day.
When asked if Pochettino should be utilising Moura more, Hutton told Football Insider: “At this stage? I would be.
“He brings something different with his pace, 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 has featured in six of Spurs’ eight Premier League games and has racked up one goal as well as registered an assist in his outings.
However, the Tottenham attacker has only completed 90 minutes in the league twice this season and has been mostly used off the bench instead.