Garth Crooks has told BBC Sport that he adores Tottenham star Lucas Moura’s ability to dance past players.
The Brazilian forward netted a stunning opening goal at Molineux yesterday as Spurs defeated Wolves 2-1.
Moura has been a regular in the team under Jose Mourinho. His goal yesterday was his third since the ex-Manchester United boss replaced Mauricio Pochettino.
The 27-year-old cost Tottenham £23 million (BBC Sport) from PSG in 2018 and is now proving his worth to the club’s supporters.
Crooks named the Spurs performer in his Team of the Week and was overjoyed by his opening goal.
He told BBC Sport: “You can’t score a goal like that and not get in my team of the week. We all know Lucas Moura can strike the ball but this really was a beauty.
“What I adore about Moura is his ability to dance past players. He left two defenders for dead before he created the opening for himself and fired an unstoppable drive past Rui Patricio.”
Crooks also hinted at the reason why results have picked up under the management of Mourinho.
Moura started as part of a new-look attack featuring Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Dele Alli was in the number 10 role and Crooks believes it is paying dividends.
He continued: “Watching Moura, Kane, Son and Dele Alli all in the same line-up away from home is audacious and brilliant. It’s the difference between Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino.”
TBR Verdict – Moura can really thrive under Mourinho
The ex-PSG man is loving life at Spurs and it’s almost like the shackles have come off under the new boss.
He showcased during the Champions League semi-final against Ajax what he is capable of. His hat-trick won the day for the Londoners but consistency has proved a problem.
Under Mourinho, he is playing in teams boasting several other creative sparks and that allows Moura less pressure and more freedom to play his natural game.
His latest goal was a real joy to behold and Tottenham fans will hope they now start to see the real Lucas Moura.