Given a chance by Tottenham to relaunch his career after a downwards spiral at Paris Saint-Germain, Lucas Moura didn’t have the best second half of the season under Mauricio Pochettino after his transfer.
The Brazilian looked a bit off the pace, and the club’s form at the time meant the Argentinian wasn’t rotating all that much, limiting the forward’s chances.
Playing just 208 minutes in the Premier League over six appearances, the 26-year-old has already eclipsed that amount of game time in the current campaign, totalling 338 in his first four matches.
On top of that, Lucas has scored three goals, including two against Manchester United in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.
Speaking to RMC Sport, the winger explained what’s changed this time around compared to last year, and why he struggled when he first arrived.
He said: “It’s very different to French football. Here, it’s far more physical, far more intense, it actually goes too quickly (laughs). It was a bit difficult for me, but I think I’ve improved .
“We worked really well in preseason. I worked really hard physically, and now I think I’m ready, I’ve adapted to English football”.
Recently voted player of the month in the Premier League, the new Tottenham star will be raring to go after the international break, with an important game against Liverpool coming up Saturday lunchtime.