Lucas Moura admits that injury-hit Spurs cannot continue to ‘cry’ for their lack of strikers, while Brazilian insists that all teams have their own injuries
- Spurs ground a team that missed their strongest players in the defeat of RB Leipzig
- Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are out for long-term spells with serious injury
- Tottenham striker Lucas Moura says his party can’t cry for the losses
Lucas Moura admits that Tottenham cannot continue to “cry” about their lack of strikers, insisting that every team must overcome similar problems.
Spurs have lost both Harry Kane (hamstring) and Son Heung-min (broken arm) to serious injuries in recent months, leaving them without a senior center for most of the final weeks of the season.
Lucas and Dele Alli were placed furthest in this week’s Champions League defeat by RB Leipzig. Jose Mourinho called their plight ‘unfair’, compared it with ‘going to fight with a gun without bullets’ and claimed earlier this week that Spurs was left with broken hearts and a broken team.
Tottenham striker Lucas Moura said his team can’t keep crying because of their injury problems
Spurs fell to a 1-0 defeat of RB Leipzig in the Champions League without some major players
But Lucas insists that they cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves.
‘We have very good players who can also score. We lose two big strikers, but we can’t cry, “he said. That’s the game. Every team has problems like this … I will do my best (to score). ”
Spurs now face a tough battle to keep their Champions League dream alive after Timo Werner gave the Leipzig penalty a deserved win in the first leg of their final-16 draw.
“We can turn it around, the game isn’t over yet,” Lucas said. “We had chances to score. We have lost the game, but it is not over yet. We will prepare well and I am sure we will be able to go there and qualify. ”
Jose Mourinho’s side is long without Son Heung-min (L) and Harry Kane (R)
The Brazilian said his team would not give up the second leg in three weeks
He added: “We know that anything can happen in football and we will not give up. We must believe and that is what I do every time. I believe in God. I believe in myself. I believe in my teammates. ”
First, however, the side of Mourinho on Saturday is facing a crucial journey to its former side, Chelsea.
Spurs have closed the gap in fourth place to just one point and the win at Stamford Bridge would make them jump on the side of Frank Lampard in the race for the Champions League qualification.
“It’s a great opportunity,” Lucas added. “One that we want to take … I believe in my teammates. Let’s go there and win this game. “