Mauricio Pochettino: Lucas Moura has to earn Tottenham place

Feb 06, 2018, 14:25
Mauricio Pochettino: Lucas Moura has to earn Tottenham place

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from Paris St Germain, the English club said on their website on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old winger didn't start a single Ligue 1 game this season, and PSG manager Unai Emery made it clear that it would be best if Moura pursued his career elsewhere.

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has warned new signing Lucas Moura not to expect an automatic place in Tottenham's starting XI. He needs to adapt, know the players, the Premier League, the philosophy of the new team. He can play centrally, but he is more likely to be used as a wide player by Pochettino.

The club announced his signing with a clever video involving a handshake with former PSG team-mate Serge Aurier. "But if he doesn't score from the beginning, it's not a mistake".

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Mauricio Pochettino has gone about building an excellent first team at Spurs since taking the job, no one could argue with that, but there's certainly been times when pace has been a problem for the side now playing at Wembley.

Foyth was unlikely to play in the Champions League knockout out stages anyway, but Pochettino still said that leaving him out of the squad has been a very painful decision.

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Neymar says that he is excited for what is to come for him at Paris Saint-Germain.

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It is never a negative to sign a good player, but the arrival of Lucas does raise questions as to where he is going to fit in at the club.

"He told me a lot of good things about the club, the coach, the fans ... He is going to make the effort to adapt to our philosophy, and I think he is a player that can adapt completely".

Moura has been capped 34 times for Brazil and won the 2013 Confederations Cup and a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012.

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