Lucas Moura ‘Mourinho Has Put Me Back In Best Position’
Lucas Moura says he is thrilled to be used as a wide player by Jose Mourinho after being played in the No 9 position by Mauricio Pochettino.
Moura is one of the main beneficiaries of the Mourinho era so far as he has started both games, with the Portuguese also revealing he tried to sign Moura when he was in charge of Real Madrid.
The Brazilian produced an assist in the 4-2 win over Olympiacos that sent Spurs through to the Champions League knockout stages and there is a real sense that Mourinho could bring the best out him.
“I am happy he likes me and he said it, it is very important to me to have this confidence from the coach and I hope to help him, help the team,” he said.
“I will always give my best and I am happy for the opportunity he has given me. I think everyone knows him. I don’t need to speak about him because he is a winner, a champion.
“He has a lot of trophies and I am sure he has much to bring for us and to add to our team, our club.
“Every player wants to play, it doesn’t matter the position. But everyone knows I am not a No 9, it is not my best position.
“When Pochettino put me there I always gave my best because for me the most important thing is the team but each coach has one opinion, a different mind.
“Now I feel very good in this position (as a wide player). I always played in this position, I feel good and I am happy.”