Lucas Moura capped his final appearance for Tottenham Hotspur with a brilliant solo goal, and has shared a tearful reaction in his last-ever post-match interview with the club.
The Brazilian brings to an end a five-and-a-half-year stay with Tottenham this summer, with his contract set to expire next month and no renewal being offered by Spurs.
Coming on as a substitute at Elland Road today, Moura was able to put the icing on the cake for Spurs by scoring late on and making the score 4-1.
The 30-year-old danced through the Leeds defence before coolly finishing for his first goal of the season (Transfermarkt).
The goal sparked emotional scenes on the pitch, as Moura and his teammates celebrated wildly in front of the Spurs fans.
And now, the player has shared a heartfelt message with those fans on the club’s Twitter account.
He said: “What a way to finish my adventure here. I am very happy. The last game on Saturday [against Brentford] was a bit strange because we lost.
“Now, we have won, I scored, and I was looking for this goal – my first of the season. It has been a tough season.
“Then, I could score and help the team [today], and finish my adventure here in the best way. I will keep every moment in my heart.
“It was great, it was special. Five-and-a-half-years… I don’t have the words to say how thankful I am, how grateful I am… to have lived this adventure here is very special.
🎙 “I will keep every moment in my heart. Five-and-a-half years, I will keep everything in my heart… I will support Spurs forever.”
Lucas sends a heartfelt message following his last game for Spurs pic.twitter.com/BAerDxbUzq
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 28, 2023
“I will miss everyone, everything, every single day. Every single teammate. It was great. Now it’s time to move to the next challenge. But I will keep supporting Spurs forever.”
Spurs Web Opinion
This is a really lovely interview from Moura and it’s hard not to feel emotional when you remember everything he has given the club over the years.
He may have slipped down the pecking order in the squad, and there’s no doubt this is the right time to move on, but he will never be forgotten by Spurs fans.
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