Jose Mourinho revealed he was “very happy” with Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura after they impressed against West Brom on Sunday.
Lamela and Lucas started in an attacking quartet alongside goalscorers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as Spurs eased past the Baggies – despite failing to score in the first half.
And Mourinho, who praised the duo for their impact from the bench against Chelsea last week, was keen to hail Lamela and Lucas for their instrumental displays against West Brom.
“I’m very happy,” Mourinho said after the game (via Football London). “I love the way Lamela and Lucas came to the game against Chelsea. I love that compromise. I loved even their talk before they came to the pitch. Big compromise to the team.
“Both of them proper men, proper team men and I was so happy with them that I decided to start the game with them and they were both very good, really, really good.”
Lamela was particularly impressive, forming a promising partnership wit Serge Aurier down the right flank – it’s just a shame Aurier appeared to pick up a calf injury towards the end.
Lucas played more of a central role and made an excellent bursting run to set up Son for the second goal, which calmed the nerves.
The more in-form players Jose Mourinho has at his disposal, the better, although the team is still worryingly reliant on Harry Kane.
If they stay in the line-up, here’s hoping Lamela and Lucas can start to chip in with some goals to ease the burden on Tottenham’s talisman.