Jamie Carragher backs Lucas Moura to start for Tottenham Hotspur

Jamie Carragher looks on before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino faces huge selection decisions on Wednesday evening.

Jamie Carragher looks on before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

Jamie Carragher has claimed on Monday Night Football, which was broadcast on Sky Sports on 15th April, that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino should start Lucas Moura on Wednesday evening.

Tottenham head into their match against Manchester City without Harry Kane available, which means that Pochettino will have to reshuffle his attack.

At the weekend, Tottenham opted to start with Fernando Llorente as their number nine at it worked well, as they ran out 4-0 winners over Huddersfield Town.

 

However, Carragher has backed Moura to start up-top for Spurs in midweek, with Llorente dropping out of the side.

“It was Huddersfield. That’s all you can say. No matter what team they put out they would have been fine,” Carragher said. “It was a great game to have between Champions League games.

“Obvious Lucas Moura gets the hat-trick but the big thing for me is that they brought Moura on instead of Llorente and they got the goal [in the last game against Manchester City].

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

“I just think that the extra bit of pace, I expect him to be involved. I don’t think Llorente will.”

Moura, who is on a £75,000-a-week contract (Sportac), scored a hat-trick for Tottenham against Huddersfield to give Pochettino a real selection dilemma ahead of the game at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs head to Manchester looking to protect a 1-0 lead which they earned in the first-leg.

City will have to attack Tottenham, which means that Moura’s pace could be a real threat on the break.

If Spurs can find the back of the net against Pep Guardiola’s side then City will have to score three times to progress.

Lucas Moura of Spurs celebrates scoring his second goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in...

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