Lucas Moura has revealed that he has not yet fully recovered from his tendon injury and is playing with pain at the moment.

Moura was sidelined for almost two months after picking up an injury in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge back in August.

Lucas Moura

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The Brazilian only returned to action a few weeks ago and started Tottenham’s final two Champions League matches in the group stage.

The 30-year-old has looked short of his best in those games, and he has now revealed that the pain in his heel is yet to fully dissipate and he is currently trying to manage the injury.

The winger told The Daily Mirror: “It’s normal for a football player because it’s difficult to play without any pain. We are used to playing with injuries and that’s football.

“It’s my tendon in the heel. But I keep doing the treatment to play and I can play with the pain, that I can manage. The most important thing is for me to be on the pitch, doing what I love to do.”

Perhaps one of the reasons that Moura has been rushed back is due to the other injuries that Antonio Conte’s men have in their forward line, with Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski having been sidelined.

Son Heung-min also joined the pair on the treatment table after sustaining a fracture around his eye socket in the first-half against Marseille on Tuesday.

When asked about so many injuries happening at the same time, the Brazilian responded: “It certainly feels like this with all the strikers. But this is football, you need to have everyone ready to come in and help and my injury now is getting better, every game I am feeling better.

“It’s difficult to find the right answer but it’s high level, it’s Premier League, Champions League and the intensity is so high so it’s normal to have some injuries so we need to know how to cope with it and to carry on working.

“I’m happy because now I’m back, I can help the team and of course, it’s difficult to get my best form in just a few games.”

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When fans criticise players for their performances, they often discount the fact the player in question might be playing through pain and may not be at 100 per cent.

With neither Moura nor Kulusevski going to the World Cup, I wonder if the Spurs coaching staff will push the pair to be involved in the upcoming games, knowing that they have a month and a half to recover even if they aggravate their problem.

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