Lucas Moura spent six seasons in France with PSG after signing from Sao Paulo back in 2012. The winger went on to play 229 games and score 46 goals for the French giants (Wikipedia).
During his time there, Moura was a part of four back-to-back title-winning sides, as well as 12 other pieces of silverware.
However, after Neymar and Mbappe joined the club, Moura saw his chances in the first-team reduced, featuring just six times in the first half of the 2017/18 campaign.
The Brazilian then transferred to Tottenham in the January transfer window and has gone on to play 99 games for the Lilywhites, scoring 23 goals (Wikipedia).
He has even played in a Champions League Final with his new side after scoring a hat-trick in the semi-final second leg.
Moura’s agent, Junior Pedroso, has now revealed that the final months at PSG were traumatic for his client, claiming that the club almost blamed him for their Champions League exit against Barcelona.
He told Jorge Nicola (relayed by Sport Witness): “When he left PSG for Tottenham it was very traumatic. With the arrival of Unai at the time, with the arrival of Neymar, Mbappe, Lucas lost a lot of space. And the club practically blamed him for that Champions League disqualification against Barcelona. PSG were very tough on Lucas at the time. He stayed there for six months and then there was opportunity for Pochettino, who saw a great opportunity in Lucas. It was an expensive operation for Tottenham, Lucas isn’t a cheap player. And he bet, and I think they loved the bet.
“And obviously Mourinho’s arrival will rekindle Lucas’s fire of very important motivation for his career. Because he saw a coach who had an affection he needed. That would give him an opportunity, even if he wasn’t doing well in one match, to insist on another match with him. So Lucas corresponds very well to this coach.”
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