‘He feels comfortable already’ – Spurs star reveals how Vinicius has settled in

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Carlos Vinicius
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Carlos Vinicius earned plenty of praise for his debut performance against LASK from Spurs fans as well as from Jose Mourinho.

While the striker would have been disappointed not to mark his first appearance with a goal, he certainly showcased the attributes he can bring to the team.

His hold up play was extremely good, while he also showed great intelligence in some of the positions he took up, setting up two of Tottenham’s three goals in the process.

The Spurs boss admitted after the game that Vinicius still has to improve his English to be able to communicate with his teammates and that Lucas Moura has been helping him to settle in.

Moura, whose opener was set up by his compatriot, admitted that the Benfica loanee is starting to feel comfortable in his new surroundings.

When asked about Vinicius’ display, he told the club’s official website: “I’m very happy for him, he deserves this moment.

“Like I said before, he will help us a lot. He’s strong, makes good runs, good in the air and can hold the ball well.

“It’s not easy to come here from Portugal to the Premier League with a new philosophy, very, very different, and he needs to adapt quickly.

“I’m helping him, everyone is helping him, and I think he feels comfortable already. Step by step he will improve, and he will help us. He’s a very interesting player and like I said, he’s good for us, good for the squad.”

While Lucas admitted that the team was delighted to start the campaign off with a 3-0 win, he insisted that there are areas in which they can still improve.

The winger added: “A 3-0 win, clean sheet, a solid performance… we need to improve in some points, but we’re happy.

“New players played for the first time, so it’s not easy, and they played very well. We have a good squad, a good mentality so, step by step, let’s do our best.”

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