Lucas Moura opens up on how Carlos Vinicius is settling in and whether a goal will help

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur played the entirety of the 2019/20 season with just one recognised senior striker in the form of Harry Kane.

Fernando Llorente was allowed to leave on a free in the summer of 2019, while Vincent Janssen was sold in the transfer window.

When Kane picked up a nasty hamstring injury on New Year’s Day, Spurs were left with makeshift options in the form of Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Steven Bergwijn.

However, in the last transfer window, Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho made sure to avoid such a mistake, signing Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica.

The BBC reported at the time that Spurs would pay £2.7m for the loan period, with an option to make the deal permanent in the summer of 2020 for £40.83m.

So far, Vinicius has played just four games for Spurs, picking up two assists in that time, although he is still yet to score his first Tottenham goal.

Lucas Moura has now revealed how his fellow Brazilian is settling in and whether a goal will help him to get up and running.

He said (Football London): “You know that for a number nine it’s always important but he just arrived here. He’s learning about our way to play, the intensity of the Premier League. It’s not as quick as we wanted but he’s doing well during the week and the training session. There’s also the desire to score and sometimes it can be difficult. Very soon he will score but the most important thing is to please the coach and I’m sure Mourinho has the patience with Carlos and he will help us a lot in the future.”

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