Spurs star says side cannot cry about their injury situation ahead of Chelsea clash

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura has sent a defiant message amidst the club’s injury crisis by insisting that the team has the firepower to cope with their current problems.

Spurs have been dealt a significant injury blow after Heung-min Son joined Harry Kane on the sidelines after fracturing his arm against Aston Villa last weekend.

The absence of the prolific duo has meant that the likes of Moura have had to play almost every single minute in recent weeks with the Brazilian being asked to lead the line on multiple occasions.

Despite the team’s terrible luck with injuries, the forward has insisted that the players cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “We have very good players that can score as well. We lose two big strikers but we cannot cry. That’s the game. Every team has problems such as this… I will give my best (to score).”

The 27-year-old also insisted that the Lilywhites were very much in with a shot of overturning their 1-0 deficit against RB Leipzig and reaching the next round of the Champions League.

Moura added: “We can turn it around, the game is not over. We had opportunities to score. We lost the game but it’s not over. We will prepare well and I am sure we are capable to go there and qualify.

“We know that in football everything can happen and we will not give up. We need to believe and that’s what I do every time. I believe in God. I believe in myself. I believe in my teammates.”

Jose Mourinho’s side travel to Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon to take on Chelsea in a game that could be crucial in the race for the fourth spot with only a point separating the sides.

Speaking about London derby, Moura said: “It’s a big opportunity. One we want to take… I believe in my teammates. Let’s go there and win this game.”

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Jose might come across as being extremely negative about our injury situation to the press but I believe that internally he will be tied to foster a ‘backs to the wall’ mentality within the squad to come out and fight amidst our perilous situation. That could just work against Chelsea if we defend well and frustrate them.

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