Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hailed Lucas Moura for the role he’s played in the past few months and believes he’s been physically tested due to the sheer amount of games this season
The Brazilian attacker has scored seven goals in 37 appearances across all competitions this campaign and is a mainstay in the starting XI.
His importance has been increased at Spurs during the injury absences of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, leaving him as the senior forward in the group.
The 27-year-old has filled in for Mourinho as a central striker, as well as being used on both wings too and he’s continued to give it 100 per cent.
Mourinho has explained that Moura is being overworked right now and credited him for his efforts.
“Lucas I think he’s never played as much in his life. In the past three months he’s found himself in a position where he’s got to play every minute,” Mourinho said, as quoted by Football.London.
“Even in positions that are not originally his positions. So he’s being absolutely incredible for me.”
Moura does look like one of the individuals that is suffering with a burnout right now and finding a game to give hime some rest would help, even if it’s handing youngster Troy Parrott a 30-minute cameo in place of him.
They have had a manic fixture list in 2020 so far, but are now out of the FA Cup fifth round after losing to penalties and are losing to RB Leipzig after the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.
Spurs need to stop complaining about their bad injury luck and do all they can to try close the five-point gap to fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table.
Moura is certainly going to be key moving forward this season in the league, as well as teammates Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn.