If you had asked football fans, pundits and ex-players at the start of the season if Tottenham Hotspur will be in the finals of the Champions League, hardly anyone would have that it would be possible.
Yet, despite not signing a single player in the last two windows, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now one game away from being crowned as the champions of Europe.
Spurs have defied the odds and have come from behind on multiple occasions in the competition when people thought they had no way back.
However, it apparently appears that one Spurs star is not surprised at the club’s heroics in Europe this season – the semi-final hat-trick hero, Lucas Moura.
The Brazilian, who is the last senior player that the club signed, gave an interview to The Guardian soon after he put pen to paper for the Lilywhites back in February 2018.
The comments the 26-year-old made well over a year ago make for interesting reading as he suggested that Spurs were good enough to win the Champions League.
When asked if Tottenham were capable of winning the biggest prize in Europe, the former PSG man is quoted as saying: “Why not? The Champions League is the most difficult cup but I think we have the capacity to win if we always think positive, always work hard.
“Every player wants to win trophies and to make history and I am here to make history and I think we can dream with the Champions League.”
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Even the most optimistic of Spurs fans would have dismissed Moura’s comments as wishful thinking back then, but now Pochettino’s men have an incredible chance to make history.
The Brazilian’s statement here proves that he certainly had belief, and it is belief and determination even when up against difficult odds that has enabled Tottenham to make it to the final.
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