Lucas Moura is absolutely convinced that Jose Mourinho is the right man to take Tottenham Hotspur to the next level.
It has been a little over a year since Spurs fired Mauricio Pochettino and hired Mourinho.
And so far, things are going very well for Tottenham in the Portuguese’s first full season in charge.
Mourinho’s side are top of the Premier League table, level on points with Liverpool after Harry Kane and Son Heung-min enjoyed blistering starts to the 2020-21 campaign.
This is a head coach with three Premier League titles under his belt and two Champions League crowns.
And for a team that hasn’t won anything for going on 13 years, Mourinho is perhaps the ideal man to end their trophy drought.
At least, that’s what Lucas – a £25 million signing in 2018 – seems to think.
He told a Tottenham programme, as quoted by Football London: “I am like this. “When you play well, he’ll praise you. That’s what I value the most about him. He knows how to manage a group (of players), how to treat them and tactically, he’s brilliant. I think the club will really grow with him (as Head Coach), just by his mere presence.
“He’s somebody who has a lot of football knowledge, and I’m certain that he’s the right man to guide us to win titles because he knows what it takes to do so. We deserve to win for the sheer size of the club, the structure, the fan base, for the level of players in the squad.”
Even getting Tottenham back into the top four would be progress for Mourinho, given that they finished outside the Champions League qualifying places last term.
But if they’re in the mix for the title by March, a lot of fans will be disappointed if they don’t wind up winning the league.
In other news, Liverpool have reportedly received a shock injury boost