Lucas Moura has been reflecting on a difficult final season at Tottenham Hotspur in his latest interview, and admits things didn’t go his way last term.
After five-and-a-half years with Tottenham, Lucas Moura has moved on from North London and returned to his native Brazil. The winger joined his former club, São Paulo, after the Spurs hierarchy decided against taking out the option of a further year on his contract with the Lilywhites.
Moura racked up 221 appearances for Spurs during his time at the club, scoring 39 goals and adding 27 assists along the way (Transfermarkt). However, he only managed 19 of those appearances in the 2022/23 campaign, and just one goal (Transfermarkt).
It wasn’t a great season for anyone at Tottenham, in fairness, but injury issues prevented Moura from having a greater impact in his swansong campaign with the club.
Lucas Moura didn’t like how things ended at Spurs
Speaking to ESPN Brasil about the dying embers of his Tottenham career, Moura revealed how disappointed he was with the way things played out.
He said: “It was actually a very complicated year. Particularly speaking, it was a difficult year for me, where I had few opportunities. And I ended up being out of some games because of an injury I had. And also in the collective, the team was not very good.
“We failed to achieve the goals we had at the beginning of the season. We failed to qualify for any European competition. And it wasn’t the way I wanted my time at Tottenham to end. A club for which I have a huge affection, where I lived incredible experiences.
“But unfortunately this last year I haven’t been able to play much. [This] happens in the lives of many players. But that’s it. Everything I lived there, everything I went through there, I am very grateful. I have a huge affection for all employees, now is a new stage of my life.”
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It was a bad season all around at Spurs last year, and even if he had stayed fit, Moura probably wouldn’t have seen much more of the action given how he slipped down the pecking order. Still, he will always be remembered fondly at the club after his Champions League heroics.
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