Lucas Moura admits that ‘something is missing’ in Tottenham after they have crashed out of the Champions League
‘Something is missing’: Lucas Moura admits Tottenham is in a ‘difficult moment’ after last year’s finalists from the Champions League crash to Red Bull Leipzig
- Tottenham lost heavily to Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League final-16
- The elimination comes a week after they lost to Norwich in the FA Cup fifth round
- Lucas Moura admitted that Spurs was currently struggling to find a shape
- Jose Mourinho’s side is seven points out of the top four in the Premier League
Lucas Moura admits that ‘something is missing’ at Tottenham, because the campaign goes from bad to worse.
Spurs crashed out of the Champions League with a 4-0 joint defeat to RB Leipzig just seven days after they were dumped out of the FA Cup on penalties from Norwich.
Waiting for another big trophy continues and Jose Mourinho admitted after Tuesday’s defeat in Germany that it will be “very, very difficult” for his injured team to recover and qualify for Europe’s elite competition next season.
Lucas Moura admits that ‘something is missing’ at Spurs while the campaign goes from bad to worse
Moura is comforted by Jose Mourinho after the last 16 exit of Spurs from the Champions League
LUCAS MOURA IN 2019-20
- Performances: 39
- Goals: 7
- Helps: 3
- Yellow / Red cards: 2/0
Statistics in all competitions according to Transfer Market
It was a disastrous 10 months for the North London club since they lost the Champions League final in May.
Mauricio Pochettino was replaced by Mourinho in November, but little has changed, injuries have accumulated and the players are not sure what went wrong.
Moura said: ‘What happened last season showed that we are a very good team, a very good club, that we have great players. But now is a new season and a new moment.
Moura was last year’s hero when his semi-final sent hat-trick Spurs to the Champions League final
“I can’t tell you what happened when it comes to mentality, trust, but we know something’s missing.
“I don’t think there’s a lack of confidence. We know we have good players, we have a good team and we can do better. It’s just football. Sometimes you can try everything you play well, you don’t win. It is just something that is missing. We will find the winning way again. We have to keep fighting and working. “
Tottenham, still without injured attackers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, are drifting seven points in the top four and are facing crucial home games against Manchester United and West Ham for the international break.
Tottenham struggles in front without strikers Son Heung-min and Harry Kane
“We now have two important games at home and we have to win, that’s it,” said Moura. “Every season our goal is to enter the Champions League. We know we need to get better. The last few results were not good and we have to improve our game.
“It is true that it is a very difficult moment for us. But the only way we have is to keep fighting, keep believing. Now we only have the Premier League and we have to be in a better position. Our goal is the top four, the Champions League next season.
“I believe it’s possible. We will try. “