Lucas Moura sends Man Utd, Liverpool title warning amid Tottenham claim

Date published: Monday 11th January 2021 9:26

Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura reckons Tottenham are in the mood to end their long wait for a trophy this season after they comfortably made FA Cup progress.

A hat-trick from Carlos Vinicius set the tone for Tottenham as eighth-tier Marine were dismantled 5-0 in the FA Cup third round.

After the match, Jose Mourinho praised Dele Alli and suggested the often-benched midfielder could get more opportunities.

However, the goal of the game arguably came from Moura, who whipped a brilliant free-kick over the wall and into the top corner.

Tottenham will contest the Carabao Cup final in April and are also making good strides in the Europa League.

They are also well placed in the Premier League title chase after beating Leeds 3-0 in their most recent league game.

Indeed, they would be just a point behind table-topping Liverpool were they to win their game in hand.

Discussing their aims for the season, Moura insists Tottenham are hungry for trophy success.

 

“Our objective this season is to win trophies,” said Lucas. “We have a very good squad. We are able to fight for every trophy. That’s what we want. We are trying to put it in our minds [to win silverware].”

Asked for his thoughts on the win over Marine and the Brazilian was quick to point to a professional job.

“Very happy,” he said. “Today was a different day. New for us to play against them. But we came here with big respect and mentality to win.

“To go to the next round and I think we did well. Very happy to help the team win.”


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Mourinho hails professional Tottenham

Lucas Moura’s comments were echoed by Mourinho, who also gave his players a rare pat on the back.

“I am happy. I think the boys were professionals and didn’t stop until the game was over in terms of result.

“The attitude was positive and that means a lot for me and also for the competition and to Marine’s guys, because they felt we played seriously.

“Of course, in the Carabao Cup we reached the objective to be in the final. In the FA Cup this is a little first step.

“In the Premier League the table is a bit fake, we have had some very good results and some disappointing ones. But not bad at all.”

Of Vinicius’ hat-trick, Mourinho said: “It is nice for him. Of course, for a striker that doesn’t play a lot because in front of him is the big one – every time he has a little chance to play, like in the Europa League, he is there for us and we are very happy.”

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