Lucas Moura bids his fans one last time at home to Tottenham.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-3 to Brentford in the 37th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th at 8:30 pm (Korean time). Tottenham stayed 7th and Brentford 9th.
This match was Moura’s last match at home to Tottenham as a Tottenham player. Ahead of this match, Moura officially announced his parting ways with Tottenham. Moura, who joined midway through the 2017-18 season, decided to end his association with Tottenham.토토사이트
Moura even broke down in tears during his last interview with his club. He was a player with a strong affection for Tottenham. He said, “I don’t want to think of the last day. I gave everything. If I have to say one more word, it was special. The five years I spent with Tottenham were full of support and affection. Thank you so much. They will be in my heart forever. I love Tottenham. “It was a great adventure to play for Tottenham fans. I gave 100% of my passion every time and showed how much I love Tottenham and how much I love football. I will always be Tottenham.”
“It’s an emotional time. It’s hard to explain because I’ve been here for a long time and I’ve enjoyed the adventure. There were many good moments and good colleagues. Thank God very much. It was a beautiful experience,” he confessed, saying that he would remember his life at Tottenham happily.
After saying goodbye, Moura was put into the game against Brentford as he was substituted for Arnaut Danjuma in the 22nd minute of the second half. Moura struggled to win the last game at home, but Tottenham couldn’t present victory to Moura.
After the game, Moura walked around the pitch with his family and said his last goodbyes to Tottenham fans. Tottenham players also moved with Moura, who played the last game at home. At this time, Son Heung-min shared a warm hug with Moura. The two players hugged each other without saying a word. Moura couldn’t hold back the tears. It was a moment that showed how much the time spent together for more than five years meant to both players.
Brazilian winger Moura grew up in Sao Paulo FC youth and made his debut. After that, in January 2013, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for a transfer fee of 40 million euros (approximately 57.7 billion won) and stepped on the European stage. Moura, who spent five seasons at PSG, participated in 229 games and scored 46 goals and 48 assists. And in January 2018, he moved his nest to Tottenham for a transfer fee of 28.4 million euros (approximately 40.9 billion won).
At the beginning of his joining, he formed a trio with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. Moura faithfully worked on the forward pressure and led the counterattack based on his quick power. In the 2018-19 season (49 games, 15 goals, 2 assists) and 2019-20 season (47 games, 7 goals, 5 assists), when he played as his main player, he left a strong impression by raising a number of offensive points. In particular, the miraculous hat-trick shown in the second leg of the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2018-19 season was the best performance of Moura’s life.
Since then, however, Moura’s position in the team has gradually weakened. This season, he barely played as a starter. In the end, Moura was not offered a renewal contract, and his player also decided to organize his life at Tottenham.