Lucas Moura evaluates his first full Premier League season

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Dom Le Roy

It seems strange to refer to Lucas Moura as the new boy at Tottenham, but that is in fact what he still is.

Spurs have been inactive in the transfer window this season, becoming the first Premier League side in history not to sign a single new player over a campaign.

The last signing came in the form of Moura way back in January 2018, although he was largely unused until this season.

Pochettino gave Moura the odd cameo in the 2017/18 season in order to give him time to adjust to life and football in a new country, as well as regain his fitness.

Starting this season, Moura was a first team regular and stamped his mark on the Premier League early on with a goal against Fulham and a brace against Man United.

Since then, the Brazilian has fallen away slightly, and rarely starts a big game under Pochettino, with Son Heung Min preferred more often than not.

Despite this, Moura still says he is ‘very happy’ at Spurs, and has evaluated his first full season.

He said (Tottenham): “I’m very happy. It’s my first (full) season in the Premier League and for me, it’s the most difficult championship in the world. I’ve played a lot of games, I’ve scored a few important goals for the team and the most important thing is to be ready to help because we have a very good squad and everyone can play, everyone can do a good job.

“It’s a long season, many games and the intensity is so high here but I feel very good physically and mentally. I’m happy with my Club, my team-mates and as I’ve always said, I believe in this team.”

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  1. a few good appearances from moura, lamela, and aurier but nothing to suggest that they have a long time future with us — might have said the same about sissoko and son not too long ago and look where they are —
    disappointing this season so far have been trippier,dier and wanyama — still with the important run in there is the opportunity for each and every one to make the significant contribution that cements our top 4 slot —
    we should not be looking at players that have been found wanting in their own squads — we are tottenham hotspur and from our new home only the best will do

  2. I wouldn’t expect him to say much negative, but at least Trippier was honest in he has had a poor season. Moura started superbly and watching the performance against Man Utd and a couple of others, we thought what a player we have. But he has been flatter than a pancake, after those first six weeks or so. The only memorable moment, the equalizer against Barcelona, coming on as a sub. Pochettino seems to have shown little sympathy in his selections and has more or less permanently benched him. He does need to find it again, or if we do go out and get another winger, he could be 3rd choice or on his way. Son has largely been brilliant, especially with his periods of being away and playing so much. I guess with Sissoko as an example, we shouldn’t be so hard on him, but really need more goals and assists. A bit like Aurier, there is good reason PSG let these players go and maybe it is time we buy players playing at the top of their game and not cast offs from these big sides. I’m hoping with the new stadium/revenue we can be better than that.


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