Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed their most successful Champions League campaign ever last season as they went all the way to the final of the competition in Madrid.
While football is a team effort, Spurs can categorically say that they would not have made it to the final without one man in particular, Lucas Moura.
Spurs looked down and out in Amsterdam in the semi-final second leg against Ajax, with the home side 2-0 up on the night and 3-0 up on aggregate at half time.
It would take nothing less than a miracle for Tottenham to turn it around, up step Moura.
The little Brazilian swept home three classy finishes in the second 45, including a 96th-minute winner to see the Lilywhites book their place against Liverpool in the final.
However, despite his heroics in the previous round, Lucas Moura was benched for the final itself in the place of Harry Kane who was returning from injury.
Kane had little impact and Lucas was unable to make a difference when coming on, and the rest is history.
Moura has now revealed that he was gutted not to start but cried purely because the team lost (Desimpedidos – via Sport Witness): “Of course I got upset. I wish I had started. But I got so much more upset that we lost.
“We really believed that we could be champions. And man, it was difficult. I cried a lot after the game. Because it was so close, so close.”
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