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Lucas Moura ‘On Same Level As Coutinho’ Says Former Coach

Former Brazil U-20 coach Ney Franco says that Spurs winger Lucas Moura is on the same level as Philippe Coutinho, ability wise. 

The ex-Seleção youth coach worked with Moura at junior level with the national side and thinks Lucas has all the ingredients to shine in the Premier League.

Ney told Goal.com, “Lucas had two moments at PSG, the moment of adaptation and growth, and the moment when he not play too much," he said.

"He has done well to leave PSG because he has enormous potential to shine in Europe. He is in the same level of players like Philippe Coutinho and Casemiro, he is very talented.

"I think Lucas has the profile of the Premier League, he is a player of speed and intensity, who likes to face opponents in one against one.

“The characteristics of the Premier League match with him and I think he can go back to being the Lucas that we saw in Sao Paulo and at the youth teams of the Seleção."


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