Latest Spurs news: Lucas Moura not included in Copa America squad
Brazil manager Tite released his 23-man squad for the upcoming Copa America and there were some surprises in the team.
Philippe Coutinho made the cut while Fabinho missed out after an impressive debut season in the Premier League.
Coutinho has struggled this season at the Nou Camp, and it was a surprise seeing him selected for the summer’s tournament.
However, there was another shock with Lucas Moura missing out on the squad altogether.
The Tottenham star might not have been prolific in front of goal but he still scored 15 goals in all competitions for Spurs.
Os convocados da #SeleçãoBrasileira para a Copa América em um só lugar!
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) May 17, 2019
Tite goes for the big names in his forward line-up
The Brazil manager named Premier League trio Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison and Roberto Firmino as the three forwards for the tournament.
Neymar, Lucas Paqueta and David Neres were some of the other attackers set for the Copa America, however, Moura missing out seems to have hit some of the Tottenham supporters hard.
The Brazilian scored a hat-trick for Spurs against Ajax which took us to the Champions League final.
The 26-year-old can play anywhere across the front-line and in the midfield too, and it will be interesting to see how the Samba Boys fare in the tournament.
No Lucas Moura in the Brazil squad. Bizarre! #THFC
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) May 17, 2019
Sorry for him! Brilliant for spurs
— Terry O’Leary (@TerryOLeary4) May 17, 2019
Sad for Lucas. Happy for us. Let’s give the players a rest this summer.
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) May 17, 2019
— prantis (@evzaah) May 17, 2019
Richarlison ahead of Moura is a joke.
Anyway not complaining, he better sit at home & watch it
— arunSpurs (@arunspurs) May 17, 2019
— gareth steen (@gareth_steen) May 17, 2019
That’s a joke
— Coys888 (@C0YS888) May 17, 2019