Lucas Moura has praised the Tottenham hierarchy for the work they have done over the last decade to turn the club into one of the biggest institutions in European football.
It is fair to say that ENIC and Daniel Levy are not particularly popular with large parts of the Spurs fan base, with the ownership often being accused of putting profit before glory.
While the lack of silverware is certainly a blight on the hierarchy’s record, there is no denying that the North Londoners have progressed considerably off the pitch.
Moura has witnessed that first-hand during his five years at the club, being part of the first-ever Tottenham team that played in the club’s new state-of-the-art 62,850-capacity Stadium.
The Brazilian has now praised the Spurs ownership for the infrastructure they have built and for managing to keep hold of the best players despite the club’s lack of trophies.
“He brought Pochettino who stayed there for six years and changed the face of the team. And also the players. That’s where management comes in.
“The guys they sign. They brought Harry Kane, Son, who today, man, what they did for the club, for sure, the club owes them a lot. Tottenham is what it is today thanks to these guys. Then I came later with my share of contribution and everything.
“But then you see, the investment that was made, the long-term planning, because the team has not won a title for a long time and even so the president kept the coaches and such.
“There he built the new stadium. The training centre there is something from another world. So, like, it’s management, right, it was earning more money, investing more, the team grew and today it is a great power.”
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I understand the criticism that Levy gets from part of the Spurs fan base and he certainly deserves some of that for perhaps not backing certain managers at the right time, which ultimately ended up costing us.
However, I also think that the Tottenham chairman does not get the credit he deserves for the job he has done, in terms of building up the club. Thanks to the revenue streams the club now has, Spurs will stay competitive for decades to come, irrespective of who the owners are.
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