Lucas Moura reveals why he will not be able to fulfil his Tottenham dreams this season

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Lucas Moura has admitted that his dream would be to win a Champions League trophy with Tottenham, which is impossible under Nuno Espirito Santo this season.

The Brazilian has already made 10 appearances for Spurs so far, featuring in seven of the eight Premier League games.

The Portuguese head coach has so far had five wins and three losses in the league but the most recent Europa Conference League fixture saw his side lose 1-0 to Vitesse, taking them down to third in Group G.

Moura was among the 11 players who beat Newcastle 3-2 on Sunday but remained in north London as Espirito Santo opted for a fresh line-up ahead of the London derby on Sunday.

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Moura is yet to score a goal this season but has had 13 shots with four on target and as Spurs have began improving their match performances, so has he.

At St James’ Park, the Brazilian worked hard and had some good spells of attack but could still work on some of his play in the final third.

On the wing, Moura finds himself competing for a spot in the regular starting XI with Steven Bergwijn, although with the Dutch midfielder struggling with injury, there hasn’t been much of a battle thus far.

The 24-year-old played 90 minutes when Spurs played Vitesse in his home country on Thursday night, but he didn’t do much to prove that he deserved a place over Moura in Espirito Santo’s regular league line-up.

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Nuno Espirito Santo's fresh line-up lost 1-0 to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s much-changed line-up lost 1-0 to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday

The 29-year-old’s most notable game for the Lilywhites has to be in the Champions League semi-final in 2019, where his hat-trick led Tottenham to the final, where they lost to Liverpool.

Tottenham are still battling with their 13-year trophy drought, although both Pierluigi Gollini and Bergwijn believe that the Europa Conference League could be their chance to get some silverware.

Their defeat on Thursday took them from first to third in their group but in his post match press conference, Espirito Santo revealed that he believes his side can turn it around in the final three games.

“In terms of the group I think we have two games at home against Vitesse and Rennes and then we have to play Mura. We can solve the situation of the group,” he said.

Tottenham are set to play Burnley in the next round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, after a penalty shootout victory against Wolves and if they fail to succeed in their European competition, they will narrow their chances of getting a trophy for another year.

In an interview on the Players’ Tribune Football YouTube channel, Moura revealed his biggest aim whilst he is playing in north London.

“I’m optimistic. I really want to win a trophy with this club, it’s my big goal right now,” he said.

“Why not to reach another Champions League final and win this time? Let’s go season by season, step by step, fighting.”

However Tottenham haven’t been involved in that particular tournament since their 2019 final, meaning his dream will not come true this season.

Despite this, the Brazilian highlighted his positivity that Spurs can win a trophy, which will be pleasing for fans to hear, especially after performances such as the North London Derby sawn them lacking energy and fight.

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Spurs do still have chances at silverware, whether in Europe, the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup.

However, with the inconsistent displays they have put on in a number of games so far this season, some fans may not be hopeful that the drought can end any time soon.

The Lilywhites travel to the London Stadium on Sunday where they take on West Ham.

Source by Football London

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