Tottenham Hotspur January signing Lucas Moura has today opened up on his hopes for the Champions League with the North Londoners.
The return of the Champions League last Tuesday evening saw Spurs travel to the Allianz Stadium for a much-anticipated last-16 clash with Juventus.
And the hype ahead of kick-off proved to be wholly warranted following the full-time whistle, with the two sides having played out an absolutely thrilling affair in Turin.
A brace from Gonzalo Higuain within the first 10 minutes of the matchup saw Tottenham shell-shocked, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who showcased their ability to perform on the grand stage during the competition’s group stage versus both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, proved once again that they belong with the elite of European football en route to a 2-goal comeback.
‘We can dream’
Speaking in an interview with the Independent earlier today, Spurs’ January signing Lucas Moura, who found the net during his first start for the capital outfit yesterday evening versus Rochdale, was questioned on his European hopes for the remainder of the campaign with his new side:
‘It’s always important to win. Every player wants to win trophies, to make history and I am here to make history with my new friends, my new team-mates.’
‘I believe that because we have a lot of quality, a great structure – I am really impressed – and I think we can dream with the Champions League.’
Lucas was also drawn on whether he feels as though Tottenham have as good a chance at lifting the Champions League trophy as his previous employers, Paris Saint-Germain:
‘The Champions League is the most difficult cup but I think we have the capacity to win it if you always think in positives, always work hard. I think we did a big game against Juventus away. I am so happy with my new team.’