Tottenham Hotspur’s Brazilian forward Lucas Moura has been discussing his future at the club and made it clear he believes that Tottenham have moved forward with the appointment of Jose Mourinho.
The attacker, who scored a memorable Champions League hat-trick against Ajax last season, was speaking to Globo Esporte this week about a potential return to former club Sao Paulo. Whilst that is undoubtedly something he considers a possibility, it won’t happen until he has achieved all he can at Tottenham.
“You know I have that goal in my career. But I have things to achieve here, the club is growing a lot.
“With the arrival of Mourinho and after last season, we have reached another level. I aim to become a champion here. I really want to be a champion and mark my name in the history of the club. When I am determined to return to São Paulo, if the club wants me, I will definitely go there.”
Moura’s point does not seem to be that Tottenham have got better under Mourinho. Just looking at results would suggest Spurs are not currently improving.
However, he is instead suggesting that Tottenham’s ability to lure a manager with the credentials that Mourinho has is a sign of the progress being made at the North London club.
Along with Tottenham’s new stadium and their links with the NFL and Amazon, it is clear that as a brand, Spurs have never been a bigger entity.
As for winning titles, that appears to be a much more difficult dream for the club to achieve.
Mourinho, however, is a serial winner, and Moura is clearly hoping he can lead the club to silverware during his time at the club.
At which point, he can head back to his beloved Tricolor happy with his achievements at Tottenham Hotspur.