Alasdair Gold has revealed that Lucas Moura came over to thank all of the journalists in attendance at Hotspur Way just ahead of Ryan Mason’s pre-match press conference earlier this afternoon.
It has been an open secret for a while that Moura’s five-and-a-half-year spell at Tottenham would come to an end this summer when his contract ran out.
However, once it was officially confirmed by the club last week, the Brazilian has been opening up about how much he has enjoyed his time at the club and what Spurs mean to him.
Speaking to the official club’s channel after the news became public, the 30-year-old broke down in tears, admitting that he will miss everyone at the club and remarking that he will be ‘Spurs forever’.
He told Tottenham’s matchday programme ahead of the clash against Brentford that it was special to have had the opportunity to play in front of the Tottenham faithful, stating that some of the memories he has made at the club will remain with him for the rest of his life.
“I have enjoyed every day, every moment here. The team-mates, the friends that I’ve made, the fans playing in our stadium. It was a gift and I will miss it a lot it will be difficult. I don’t want to think about my last day here, but the feeling is that I gave everything. If I have just one word to talk about it, it’s special.
“Five years with you, I don’t have words to thank you for the support, for the affection. I just need to say thank you. I will keep you in my heart forever. I love Spurs, it was a great adventure to play for you and you can be sure that every time that I was on the pitch I tried to make you happy. I tried my best, I gave 100 per cent every time to show to you my passion, how I love Spurs, how I love to play football and it was amazing to play for you. Thank you. I will keep supporting you. I will be Spurs forever.”
Gold has now revealed that Moura entered the press room to thank the journalists for their coverage and was also saying an emotional goodbye to all the staff at the training facility with the players not set to return after the Leeds United match until pre-season commences.
Nice moment before the press conference when Lucas Moura came down to shake hands with all the reporters, thanking us for our coverage and, in his words, "even when you were critical". He also said his farewells to club staff in the building and was clearly very emotional.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 26, 2023
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This shows the kind of person Lucas Moura is and demonstrates exactly why he was held in high esteem by all his teammates and the various managers he has had at Spurs.
I have no doubt that the 30-year-old would receive a fantastic reception each time he visits the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the future.
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