Lucas Moura, impressing Nuno Espírito Santo in pre-season
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Lucas Moura is perhaps one of the the most disrespected players by the multiple coaching staffs that have signed with Tottenham Hotspur in the last couple of years. 

Although his work ethic seems to be second to none, the Brazilian still has struggled to start consistently for the 'Lilywhites.'

Never forget when he scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League semi-final to secure the come-back against Ajax, and then still was benched in the final.

His numbers in terms of distance recovered per game are without a doubt, the biggest proof of his desire to win with the Spurs shirt. 

Pre-season energy

Lucas seems to be finding his footing under Nuno Espírito Santo during the Spurs 2021 / 22 pre-season. 

The attacker now has 2 goals and 2 assists in 120 minutes of pre-season and has been directly involved in every match so far.

Lucas grabbed an assist against Leyton Orient, scored against Colchester and grabbed a goal and an assist against MK Dons, while also being involved in Dele Alli's goal.

He’s been one of the many players that have taken the opportunity to impress the new manager Espírito Santo since being appointed by the Spurs board.


His explosive acceleration, agility, jumping, and pace as well with his powerful and creative instinct make him a danger for the opposing team as soon as he goes into the last third of the pitch. 

When Lucas arrived from Paris Saint Germain in 2018 for a transfer fee of around £25 million, nobody expected him to have the impact he's had in the culture at Hotspur Way

Moura, who is under contract with Tottenham until 2024, has played a total of 157 fixtures across all competitions for the North London side, recording 32 goals and 19 assists. 

According to Transfermarkt, the 28 year-old is worth 25,00 mill. €.