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Lucas Moura is happy with new London home

Tottenham Hotspur new boy Lucas Moura has recently stated in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport that he is happy with his new position among the North London outfit. Moura moved to Spurs in the January transfer window and is yet to start a Premier League game.

However, he has managed to impress the Spurs fans in the few appearances he has made – namely in the FA Cup clashes against Rochdale, where it is safe to say the Brazilian ran the show. Moura seemed to have lost favour in his last months with the French Club but has expressed his delight to be playing among some of the Spurs stars. Lucas said that,

“There are some top class players here: Kane, Eriksen, Alli and Son. I’m happy here the only problem is the weather”

It can take world-class players months, even seasons, to reach their full potential for a new club, in a new league, and in a new climate. The reservations about starting Lucas Moura in the Premier League are purely strategical, and is the sort of decision that helps Pochettino draw success from his side. If Poch was to have started Moura from January, Lucas wouldn’t have climatised to the way the current Spurs team have jelled together, let alone the weather. To get the best out of a player requires that all players are cogs to the same wheel, and that sort of cohesion takes time to foster. Pochettino has commented saying that,

 “PSG is a completely different demand, standard and philosophy from here… he has amazing quality but then he needs to be more involved with the team when we don’t have the ball”

Tottenham Hotspur’s squad depth prepares them for Success

Moura, when on the top of his game, will only bolster the striking force of Tottenham Hotspur – as will the return of Erik Lamela. But to pass ‘the Poch test’ you have to work as a solitary unit, and that comes with time and training.

Lucas Moura has never played football in the snow before his FA cup appearance, so the weather is seriously another aspect of the British game that he will have to adapt to, alongside the team philosophy.

The Brazilian winger is a possibility to play for Tottenham when they face Juventus in the second-leg Champions League clash. As Moura has recognised, Spurs have an elite squad with the likes of Kane, Son, and Eriksen, and Moura’s presence is another weapon to add to the arsenal. A squad with depth like Spurs are sure to succeed. The fans are impressed with what they have seen and cannot wait until he settles himself in the Premier League, to see what he really can contribute to the success of Tottenham Hotspur.