Three things learned from Lucas Moura's very brief Tottenham debut

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur comes on for Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Lucas Moura made his debut for Tottenham against Juventus.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur comes on for Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Lucas Moura made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur as a late substitute against Juventus.

He came on for the final five minutes as Spurs closed out an impressive 2-2 draw in Turin after coming back from two goals down.

Here is a look at three things we learned from Lucas' very brief debut...

He linked well with teammates and will be a central threat

Lucas was happy with the ball at his feet and immediately attempted to pass the ball forward.

He went for a one-two in a central area of the pitch which would have set him through on goal if the pass to him was not intercepted.

The Brazilian is a winger but he won't be hugging the touchline. Instead he is equally comfortable drifting inside and looks likely to be a goal threat for Spurs.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium on February 13,...

He already has the trust of Mauricio Pochettino

A lack of game time for PSG has delayed Lucas Moura's debut as he gets up to speed for Spurs, but he could have asked for no bigger show of faith from his new manager than being brought on in Turin.

The game was poised at 2-2 and Pochettino was at ease throwing him in, believing he could even go on and win it.

It was an even bigger decision considering the defensive struggles Serge Aurier endured during the game, but Pochettino had no qualms about bringing him on in front of the Ivorian.

Pressing, work hard, no problem

Lucas has tricks in his locker, but he has a grittier side of his game too which should see him fit in well at Spurs.

He was pressing Juventus in their own half in injury time and going up and challenging for headers, right in front of Pochettino in the dugout.

It was just a glimpse of a side of his game which won't create headlines, but it shows why the Brazilian could suit his new team.

 

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