Lucas Moura on playing number 10 and the Welsh Mafia

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Lucas Moura opened up on his experiences playing the number 10 role recently and the emergence of the Welsh Mafia in his press conference this afternoon.

The Brazilian has been deployed in an attacking midfield role recently by Jose Mourinho rather than his usual spot on the wing.

Moura has managed two goals and two assists in his past seven Premier League games for the Lilywhites (TransferMarkt).

The change in position seems to make the most of Lucas’ talents of picking up the ball and driving at the heart of the opposition defence. He was arguably one of Tottenham’s only consistently positive players in the North London Derby against Arsenal.

Moura said (Football London): “I feel very comfortable in that position. I can go from the right to the left. I can go from a number nine. It’s a position I like to play and the gaffer is giving me the confidence.”

On the loss to Arsenal, he added: “The difference [on Sunday] was the intensity and desire. It didn’t happen. It’s in the past now and we have to focus on another match tomorrow.”

The attacker has also been one of the first on the scene of Gareth Bale’s recent Welsh Mafia celebrations, offering up his own Lucas Moura twist on proceedings.

However, Bale recently named Son as the fourth honorary member of the Welsh Mafia, even adding that he had photoshopped the South Korean’s face over Moura on his phone.

On the Welsh Mafia, Lucas said: “I am a Brazilian guy and to do it with my hand is very difficult. The Welsh mafia is very nice. They have accepted me very well.”

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