It’s been a pretty good start of season for Lucas Moura at Tottenham Hotspur. Having started the club’s first two Premier League games, the player is enjoying the chance of replacing Son Heung-min, who’s out due to the Asian Games.
The Brazilian even scored a goal in the 3-1 win over Fulham this weekend, and had a word with ESPN Brasil right after the match. He started chatting about playing in Son’s place.
“I have to take advantage of the opportunities that show up”, Lucas Moura told João Castelo Branco, from ESPN Brasil. “It’s my first season from the start here with Tottenham. I tried to work hard and strong in the pre-season to get started.”
“And the opportunities are there. I have to take it, it’s a big one I’m having. I will work hard, I will do my utmost to be able to help the team, to gain my spot in the team.”
The player was quizzed if Tottenham can fight the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race: “I believe so. We are a very strong team. In the last two seasons we were always in the first places, qualifying for the Champions League.
“I think the important thing is that nobody left. I think we still have a very strong team, well intertwined, that’s very important, too. We have full conditions to fight at the top of the table.”
Finally, the player was asked if is it frustrating for the players to be waiting for the club’s new stadium for so long: “That gives us that anxiety, right? It will be very beautiful, this new stadium. And we’re anxious to play in our house really.”
“But it also feels very good here at Wembley, we are well adapted here, the stadium, the atmosphere is very nice. The fans always come. And I’m sure our stadium will be ready soon and we’ll be able to play at home.”
Spurs now prepare to head to Old Trafford, where they will face Manchester United next Monday.