Lucas Moura has stressed the importance of every Tottenham player being ready to give their all when called upon this season.
Despite showing several glimpses of his quality, Moura has not been able to produce on a consistent basis for Tottenham since arriving at the club from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, and has thus found himself in and out of the team.
However, the Brazilian has always worn his heart on his sleeve and given his all whether he starts or comes on as a substitute.
The 29-year-old almost got on the scoresheet in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa ahead of the international break, although it was eventually given as an own-goal.
The win was certainly a much-needed one for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men who were struggling on the back of three straight losses heading into the clash.
Spurs will be hoping to build on that result and gain some momentum when they travel to St James’ Park on Sunday.
Moura, who has been training at Hotspur Way during the international break, insisted that he and his teammates need to go into the upcoming run of games with a positive mindset.
The winger told the club’s official website: “I love this game. I love what I do.
“I love football, and I’m always available, always ready to give 100 per cent for the team and for the Club. My job is what I love to do.
“We need to have this mentality, to give our best, especially for the fans, now we have the fans back.
“That’s massive for us, and we need to give 100 per cent for them. It’s time to shine, time to think about big things this season.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While Moura did not have a particularly great game against Villa, I expect him to start upfront alongside Kane and Son again.
While Bryan Gil has shown plenty of promise, I expect Nuno to use the Spaniard as an impact substitute against tired legs rather than handing him a start.
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