Lucas Moura ‘In A Different Reality’ At Spurs, Says Pochettino
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says that Lucas Moura has been revitalised at Spurs after enduring a difficult season at Paris Saint Germain. Moura scored twice in the 3-0 win at Old Trafford last week.
Pochettino says that Moura took some time to acclimatise to life at Spurs having joined in January, but now he is regaining confidence, “It’s difficult to guess because in the last five years he was playing in PSG and he was consistent there, playing.
“But we hope that, why not, he can come through it with a lot of goals to achieve what we want. The case was that last season he struggled a lot to adapt himself. All his career was playing on the right.
“He’s a winger, but this season we tried to adapt him in a position that can bring performances and help the team. It’s a new position to play next to Harry (Kane) like a second striker.
“Of course, when he arrived from PSG he was a completely different player from today because he was in a different reality. Was it better? No.
“Different reality from us and, of course, if you don’t improve and change, and don’t work hard, it’s so difficult to fight for a position.
“Of course for the players who arrive in January, always it’s hard for them to adapt to a new system and everything that is new for them.”