Currently enjoying his vacations in Brazil, Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura has given an interview to local outlet Lance on Wednesday.
We won’t lie to you, and we must admit the interview was pretty generic, with Lance asking the player to say a lot of things about the England team at the World Cup, and getting the most cliched answers possible.
But Lucas also spoke a little about his first months at Spurs, after being signed from PSG on a £25m deal last January.
“My first months at Tottenham were to adapt to the new league, to the city, to the climate, to the change of home, of country,” Lucas told Lance.
“But it was fine, everyone welcomed me very well, I already knew Aurier, with whom I had played at PSG. They treated me very well, the environment is very cool. It was fine to adapt and I am very happy to be wearing the shirt of a great team, play in the Premier League, which was a great dream. It’s a great opportunity in my life.”
Asked about the challenge to fight for a place in a team which has the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, Lucas said: “I knew it would be difficult. I arrived at the mid-season window, then there are not so many signings.”
“When I arrived the team was already in place, fighting for the first positions, it was very good in the Champions League. It’s very difficult to get there and to be a starter. The expectation was to get there, to adapt, to know the environment, the new squad. Now, it’s time to take advantage of the preseason, start strong to be able to clinch a starting spot this season.”
Finally, about the expectations about his first full season for the Spurs, the Brazilian said: “The expectation is to start well, go strong and fight for a place in the starting team. The squad is very good with great players, but the season is long with many games. Surely I will have many opportunities. It’s about taking advantage of the chances that will show.”
Moura only made 11 appearances for Tottenham in his few months at the club, having scored one goal and made three assists.