Lucas Moura has spoken of the importance of ending this part of the season on a high, with Tottenham facing two Premier League games and a Carabao Cup clash ahead of the mid-season break for the World Cup.
Spurs have endured a downturn in form over the last month following their brilliant start to the season, and have come in for criticism for their recent performances (ESPN FC).
However, despite suffering injuries to key players, the Lilywhites have still managed to stay third in the Premier League table and finished first in their Champions League group.
With the likes of Son Heung-min, Richarlison and Cristian Romero currently nursing injuries, the Lilywhites will have to fight to keep pace with the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal before the mid-season break.
Moura will likely have a key part to play, given the absentees upfront, and the Brazilian admitted that the team need to get as many points as possible over their next two Premier League matches against Liverpool and Leeds United.
The 30-year-old told The Daily Mirror: “Before the break, we need to do the best as possible. The first objective was to qualify for the Champions League knock-out and now we need to stay up in the table in the Premier League.
“There are three more games, all of them important, we need to get as much as possible then rest and then come back stronger. Liverpool is always a special game, an amazing game to play, at home so we will prepare well for this game and I hope to get three points.”
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If we can somehow manage to get six points from the next Premier League clashes (which is obviously a big ‘if’), that will be a major boost to the entire club going into the mid-season break, especially with the injuries we have. Conte and the coaching staff will be asking the players to dig deep for one final push.
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