Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura has given his verdict on Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of Spurs’ Premier League home game against the Molineux side (Tottenham website).
Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves make the trip down south to take on Jose Mourinho’s charges at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Spurs are heavily depleted up front, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both sidelined long term, and will face a Wolves side in good form and buoyed by progress in the Europa League.
Moura, scorer of the heroic hat-trick against Ajax last season which propelled Tottenham to the Champions League final, has been one of the beneficiaries of Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs.
The Brazilian has got more game time under Mauricio Pochettino’s successor, and has already drawn blood against Wolves this term, scoring in Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Molineux in December.
“Wolves have great players, a very good team,” Moura told the Spurs website.
“It’s so hard to play against them, especially at Molineux, so we need to take advantage of playing at home with our fans, our stadium.
“We need to start strong and stay strong for 90 minutes. If we do that, I’m sure we can win.”
It will certainly be a tall order for Spurs to get a result against a rampant Wolves this weekend, given how their season has gone from strength to strength after an indifferent start.
While Wolves’ attack is a force to behold, with the likes of Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Adama Traore, their defence is also a difficult obstacle to overcome.
Admittedly, conceding three at Espanyol in midweek would suggest otherwise, in the four games prior to the last-32 second leg, Wolves had kept four consecutive clean sheets.
Willy Boly’s return to action has proven a huge boost for Nuno’s charges, and with Tottenham lacking a cutting edge in the final third, it could be a difficult day for the North Londoners.