Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura was one of the better performers on a rather poor night for the Lilywhites on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Spurs were back in action following their final defeat to Liverpool back in June in the same competition, but were unable to secure a win yet again.
Tottenham went 2-0 up inside the first half and looked as if they would be able to see out a simple win despite playing rather poorly.
However, Olympiacos hit back just before and just after half time to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw in Greece, hardly the perfect start for Spurs.
Tottenham took just one point from their opening three games last season in the group stage and still made it out, but they won’t want to repeat that trick.
Lucas believes that Spurs became too relaxed out in Greece this week and claims that such a performance will be punished if it is repeated against Bayern next time out.
He said (Esporte Interativo): “Happy, first, for the goal. But I think it’s a draw with a bitter taste. We opened 2-0. It’s very difficult to play here with a very hot environment, the fans push the team all the time. And we did the hardest, which was to score two goals. And then we relaxed a little, which can’t happen. We have to stay focused the whole game. We have to improve accordingly. I think at least taking a point home is also important.
“I think we have to stay focused, as I said, the whole game. Use our intensity of play. And mainly do not make some mistakes that we have been making, especially after we open the scoring. We lose a lot of stupid balls sometimes, trying to force the play. We have to have a little more patience trying to finish the play.
“And against Bayern, we should make as few mistakes as possible. Because it’s a very strong team, a fatal attack. If we make the same mistakes, they will take advantage. So at home, we enjoy the factor of being playing in our stadium, with our fans, and not making mistakes as we have been doing.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I agree with Moura on that. If Spurs play like they did on Wednesday against Bayern Munich, they will get torn to shreds at the new stadium. I want to see more pace, more effort, more quality, and more passion from the Spurs lads in such a big competition.
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