Tottenham star claims Virgil Van Dijk’s impressive stat may be false

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur had a number of standout figures last season, but one man was able to write himself into the club’s history books with just 45 minutes of play.

Lucas Moura enjoyed a bit-part role for Spurs until injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli at the turn of the year, at which point he seized his chance for more regular first-team football.

The Brazilian winger even scored the first ever hat-trick at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when taking on Huddersfield towards the tail end of the season.

However, it was his Champions League semi-final hat-trick that will live long in the memory, as Moura managed to score three in the second half alone against Ajax.

This brought Spurs back from a 3-0 aggregate deficit in order to qualify for the final itself, where he would meet Liverpool and Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk boasted the incredible stat last season that he was never dribbled past (GiveMeSport), but Lucas Moura believes he may have done it when he faced him in the Premier League at Anfield.

Moura said (Desimpedidos – via Sport Witness) “Dude, now this question there I don’t know if it’s true. They say he hasn’t been dribbled past since… whatever. If the guy is past him, it’s already a dribble.

“Have I already gone past him? I don’t know, but the guys must have gone past him now.

“I know I scored a goal against Liverpool, we lost, but I scored against Liverpool and he was left behind. But he’s great. He is.

“In the world? There are a lot of people there. But for the season, I think he’s among the three. Among the three!

“Hey, the guy’s good. He’s two metres tall, strong, and the Liverpool team is a very good fit, with a lot of chemistry. So he had an excellent season.”

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  1. I can remember Lamela beating him on a one on one, so much so that he had to foul Lamela and gave away a penalty, what sorry bastard sits at a match and counts how many times a player is taken on.
    As for the CL Final, Liverpool’s best player was the referee, watch the match again and see the handball in Liverpool’s area that was more deliberate than Sissoko”s and the placing of the ball at the corner that led to their second goal.
    The real complaint though is that at least three of the big I am Spurs players never put in any kind of performance at all, with the help of the referee the cup was more or less given away.

  2. Virgil Van Dijk is an over rated player.
    If it wasn’t for the other reasonably good players around him, he would and is still an ordinary player.
    His team mates are the work horses who make his game. His only asset is his height. Lucas Moura jumps as high as him. Review the tapes. I have. In fact, Lucas Moura ran circles around him. Laugh!


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