‘He’s the only real striker in the squad’ – Lucas Moura on playing out of position up front

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Tottenham Hotspur are currently struggling without their main man Harry Kane up front, as the England captain is the only senior out-and-out striker in the squad.

Spurs let Fernando Llorente go on a free in the summer, as well as selling Vincent Janssen, leaving Kane as the only natural option in that position.

Troy Parrott remains an up-and-coming option in the academy, but he is still just 17-years-old and inexperienced on the biggest stage.

Jose Mourinho seems to prefer Lucas Moura up front as a lone striker at the moment, with the likes of Dele Alli and Heung Min Son supporting.

However, the little Brazilian is a winger by trade and doesn’t quite have the height and strength to hold the ball up as a centre-forward needs to.

The winger even admitted that Pochettino used to play him out of position as a striker earlier in the season, yet here he is again (Daily Mail).

Moura acknowledged the fact that Kane is the only striker in the squad this week, while assuring that he and the team are doing their best.

He said (Football London): “It’s true that it’s not a good moment for us. We know that we need to win but we are working. We are working hard every day in training and every game.

“I am sure that we will improve and we will win very soon, hopefully, the next game.

“We just need to be stronger mentally and keep working. That’s football.

“For sure I want to score, I work to score and I try to score every time, but for me the most important thing is to win games.

“We know that we don’t have a player like Harry Kane, he’s the only real striker in the squad.

“When I play in this position I try to do my best and try to give the team my characteristics.

“I think everyone is trying to score and to win games. The most important thing for me is playing good and helping the team.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Moura is an underrated player and not appreciated by many Spurs fans. He will never be the main man and score 30 goals a season like Kane, but every team needs those attacking players who guarantee 10 or 15 per year, which he does.

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