Tottenham Hotspur’s fans have taken to social media in numbers on Sunday, to single one member of Antonio Conte’s squad in particular out for special praise.
Kane amongst the goals
Conte of course led his troops back into action a short time ago.
As part of the Premier League’s Boxing Day fixture list, Spurs welcomed capital rivals Crystal Palace to north London, eyeing a 4th win in five in the English top-flight.
And, when all was said and done on Sunday, the Lilywhites cruised to precisely that.
A dominant display ultimately culminated in the hosts emerging on the right side of a 3-0 scoreline, owing to goals from all of Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son.
Son makes it three! 👊
Lucas Moura with an inviting cross and Son Heung-min gets himself in front of the Palace defence to convert from close range… 👌 pic.twitter.com/NpncqvPIU1
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 26, 2021
Tottenham, in turn, have climbed up to 5th in the Premier League table, six points adrift of Arsenal in 4th, but boasting a hefty three games in hand on Mikel Arteta’s men.
‘Conte is magic’
On the back of the action coming to a close in north London this afternoon, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the Spurs faithful being in jubilant mood across social media.
Taking to Twitter, those of a Lilywhites persuasion have singled a whole host of the club’s stars, including Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp, out for deserved praise.
One particular member of Conte’s ranks, though, has been the recipient of more widespread adulation than any other.
The player in question? Lucas Moura.
Brazilian wide-man Lucas chipped in with not only his latest goal against Palace, but also the assists for both Kane and Son’s strikes on the day.
In turn, the former PSG man has been labelled ‘a monster’, ‘unbelievable’ and nothing short of ‘incredible’ post-match, with boss Conte too hailed for his influence on Lucas’ efforts in the final third:
Antonio Conte has turned #thfc forward Lucas Moura into a monster.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) December 26, 2021
If we’re being honest Lucas has been much better than Son since Conte came in
— Skippberg Hate Account (@N17Callum) December 26, 2021
Lucas Moura’s become really important. One our best players so far this season and, today, has found a goal & 2 assists; Antonio Conte’s done what I haven’t said about any Spurs manager coaching Lucas, actually got him finding some output. 🙌 🇧🇷 #COYS #THFC
— gspur (@SpursIsTheWord) December 26, 2021
Lucas Moura has been unbelievable under Antonio Conte
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) December 26, 2021
different gravy under conte, lucas moura. what a performance this is.
— snehaaa (@sneharants) December 26, 2021
Lucas adding output. Conte is magic
— SHARKY (@Belgian_Hotspur) December 26, 2021
— Scott Walters (@smwalters91) December 26, 2021
Lucas Moura has been absolutely incredible for Spurs today. You can see why several managers have rated the Brazilian. Work rate, efficiency, pressing and goal contributions. You can’t ask for much more. Superb. 🇧🇷
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) December 26, 2021
Conte taught Lucas how to be Brazilian. Is there anything this manager cannot do?
— Amro (@lame1a) December 26, 2021
Conte has turned Lucas into one of the best wingers in the league right now
— D4vid🇮🇹 (@yzyd4vid) December 26, 2021
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|13||Brighton & Hove Albion||16||-3||20|
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|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||10|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City||9|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||8|
|Smith-Rowe, Emile||Arsenal FC||8|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||7|
|Mount, Mason||Chelsea FC||7|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||7|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||7|
|Sterling, Raheem||Manchester City||7|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||7|
|Silva, Bernardo||Manchester City||7|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||7|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||6|
|Wilson, Callum||Newcastle United||6|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester City||5|
|Saka, Bukayo||Arsenal FC||5|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||5|
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|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||6|
|Laporte, Aymeric||Manchester City||1||5|
|Neves, Ruben||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||6|
|Salisu, Mohammed||Southampton FC||0||6|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||1||4|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||1||4|
|Cancelo, Joao||Manchester City||0||5|
|Robertson, Andy||Liverpool FC||1||4|
|Canos, Sergi||Brentford FC||0||5|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||5|
|Ritchie, Matt||Newcastle United||0||5|
|Westwood, Ashley||Burnley FC||0||5|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||5|
|Norgaard, Christian||Brentford FC||0||5|
|Mings, Tyrone||Aston Villa||0||5|
|Duffy, Shane||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||5|
|Lascelles, Jamaal||Newcastle United||0||5|
|Hayden, Isaac||Newcastle United||0||5|
|Bissouma, Yves||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||5|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||8|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||8|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City||7|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||5|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||5|
|Bowen, Jarrod||West Ham United||5|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea FC||5|
|Cancelo, Joao||Manchester City||5|
|Robertson, Andy||Liverpool FC||5|
|Mount, Mason||Chelsea FC||4|
|Mahrez, Riyad||Manchester City||4|
|Saka, Bukayo||Arsenal FC||4|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||4|
|Redmond, Nathan||Southampton FC||4|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||3|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||3|
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|Gundogan, Ilkay||Manchester City||3|