A report from The Athletic this week has explained how important Lucas Moura has become for the dressing room dynamic at Tottenham Hotspur.
Moura has been Spurs’ most capped player since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club in November, which goes to show how much faith the boss seems to have in the Brazilian.
The 27-year-old has certainly repaid some of Mourinho’s faith with his last two displays, as he was arguably one of Tottenham’s best players against both Arsenal and Newcastle.
The Athletic have now shed light on the special relationship that the Tottenham head coach has with the Brazilian.
It is claimed that Mourinho appreciates Morua’s work-rate and willingness to put the team first, while the former PSG man appreciates the Tottenham head coach’s honesty.
The report also claims that the winger is liked by everyone in the dressing room due to his kind nature. It is revealed that the pacy wide man sent food packages consisting of Brazilian-style hot dogs and a coconut dessert to all his teammates during the lockdown.
Speaking about Moura’s gesture, Michel Vorm is quoted as saying: “This is Lucas. He’s such a nice, nice, nice guy.
“I texted him and was like, ‘Is this for me? He was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, enjoy.’ Such a nice guy.
“He’s one of the most genuine guys in football — there’s nothing fake about him. I’m not saying other people are fake, but he is so honest.
“Genuine, in his religion, and in how he is as a person.”
Meanwhile, Danny Rose describes Moura as the “the nicest man I’ve ever come across in football.”
The article explains how Moura’s ability to converse in French, English, and Portuguese has made him a vital piece of glue that holds the dressing room together.
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You can tell that Moura is a team man who always puts the needs of the team above his own individual stats or achievements. His selfless nature is part of the reason why Jose continues to pick him every game. I was once again extremely impressed with Moura’s performance at St James’ Park as he showed a lot of tactical discipline and worked his socks off, despite his exertions against Arsenal just three days beforehand.
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