Darren Bent says that new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is a perfect match for winger Lucas Moura after his lack of regular game time this season.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that he believes the Brazilian forward should have been playing more under Mauricio Pochettino and that a change in the dugout could be just what he needs.
Having started just six games for the Argentine boss this season, Lucas has found himself in both of Mourinho’s first two starting XIs, scoring against West Ham and setting up an assist versus Olympiakos.
Bent says that he thought Lucas should have been a more regular feature in Pochettino’s sides during his time in charge and that he sees the Brazilian becoming a favourite of the new boss.
Bent told Football Insider: “I think he should have been playing a lot more than he was anyway, they’ve got a lot more balance when Son’s on the left, Kane through the middle and Lucas Moura’s on the right.
“Lucas Moura, he’s not a player who will kick up a fuss if he’s not playing, he’s been left out of some big games and we’ve never heard anything negative about how he should be playing. I think Mourinho will love him.
“I think he’ll find himself playing a lot more games under Mourinho because he’s Mourinho’s type of player – he’s quick, he can run, he puts a shift in for the team and he can create.”
Lucas has a total of 75 games under his belt for Spurs since joining from Paris St Germain in the January transfer window of 2018, 15 of those games coming this season.
He also has 35 caps for Brazil to his name, although his last international outing came nearly a year ago.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has ripped into a senior star who was “all out of sorts” against Olympiakos.