Lucas Moura claims that Pochettino was guilty of playing him out of position

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Dom Le Roy

Despite the fact that Jose Mourinho has only been in charge of Tottenham for a couple of games now, the Special One is already making changes to the team.

This comes after Pochettino was sacked earlier this month after more than five years in charge in North London.

That means over half a decade of one man instilling a very detailed way of playing to a core group of settled players, habits that may be hard for Mourinho to break if needed.

However, Jose has already made a change to the formation he wants to use as Spurs manager, playing a front four in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Harry Kane, Heung Min Son, Lucas Moura, and Dele Alli have all started both games under the new manager over the past week or so.

Moura, in particular, has now revealed how happy he is having the confidence of the manager and playing out on the wing, his preferred position.

He claimed that everyone knows he is not a number nine, despite the fact that Pochettino often played him there.

Lucas said (Sky Sports): “I am happy he likes me and he said it, it is very important to me to have this confidence from the coach and I hope to help him, help the team.

“I will always give my best and I am happy for the opportunity he has given me. I think everyone knows him. I don’t need to speak about him because he is a winner, a champion.

“He has a lot of trophies and I am sure he has much to bring for us and to add to our team, our club.

“Every player wants to play, it doesn’t matter the position. But everyone knows I am not a No 9, it is not my best position.

“When Pochettino put me there I always gave my best because for me the most important thing is the team but each coach has one opinion, a different mind.

“Now I feel very good in this position (as a wide player). I always played in this position, I feel good and I am happy.”

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