Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura has waxed lyrical about Carlos Vinicius following his impressive Spurs debut in midweek.
Vinicius joined Tottenham from Benfica at the start of October, ending the North Londoners’ search for a striker to ease the burden on Harry Kane.
As per the Portuguese club’s website, the Brazilian joined on loan for a fee of £2.7m, though Tottenham have the option of making the deal permanent next summer for around £40m.
On Thursday night, Mourinho named the 25-year-old in his starting XI for the Europa League meeting with LASK, and he rewarded his manager with two assists en route to a 3-0 win.
Vinicius set Lucas up for the game’s opener on 18 minutes before assisting Son Heung-min with a cushioned header for the game’s third in the 84th minute.
“Like I said before, he will help us a lot. He’s strong, makes good runs, good in the air and can hold the ball well.
“It’s not easy to come here from Portugal to the Premier League with a new philosophy, very, very different, and he needs to adapt quickly.
“I’m helping him, everyone is helping him, and I think he feels comfortable already. Step by step he will improve, and he will help us.
“He’s a very interesting player and like I said, he’s good for us, good for the squad.”
It had been a long time coming, but Spurs finally have a centre-forward who can cover for Kane.
Vinicius certainly did well for the North Londoners while the England international was able to rest up on the bench.
It was a good debut and, as he gets more familiarised with the club and the league’s style of play, he’s bound to keep improving – exciting times for the Spurs contingent and fanbase.