BT Sport co-commentator Jermaine Jenas was left in awe by Lucas Moura’s brilliant solo effort in stoppage time against Leeds United yesterday afternoon.
Moura’s final appearance for Spurs had a fairytale ending, with the winger having an instant impact when he came off the bench to replace Pedro Porro in stoppage time.
The Brazilian received the ball in the right flank and jinked past a number of Leeds defenders before slotting the ball into the back of the net to put the icing on the cake for the away side, who emerged as 4-1 winners at Elland Road.
The 30-year-old celebrated emotionally with the travelling fans at the end of the game and admitted to Spurs TV that it was the perfect way to end his time at the club on the back of a frustrating campaign.
The moment of magic from the winger was reminiscent of many similar moments he has produced over the course of his five-and-half-year spell in North London.
Speaking about Moura’s brilliant effort, Jenas told BT Sport: “That was outrageous, it really was. What a really special moment for him, it’s that time of the year when players are leaving clubs.
“He’s come on with five minutes [left] and obviously thought ‘let me have one more go or one more moment in a Spurs shirt and to give those fans one more special present before I leave.’
“That is as beautiful as it gets. He was just cruising through that Leeds defence at will with that pace, that quality he has shown on occasions in a Tottenham shirt.”
Moura joined Tottenham from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018 for £23million (BBC) and went on to make 221 appearances in Spurs colours across all competitions, scoring 39 goals and providing 27 assists (transfermarkt).
Interim head coach Ryan Mason also praised Lucas after the match, telling SPURSPLAY: “Lucas deserved that.
“He’s a top person, a top professional. He came here today to help us and I’m very pleased he had that special moment at the end.”
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Moura’s final season at Tottenham has not gone according to plan but it is brilliant that he was able to produce one final moment of magic before leaving, serving a reminder to Spurs fans of some of the special solo efforts that he has produced over the years, not least the miracle of Amsterdam.
The former PSG man will now become a free agent and will decide on his next footballing challenge over the course of the summer.
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