Tottenham star Lucas Moura takes aim at Arsenal manager Unai Emery

Tottenham star Lucas Moura has taken aim at Arsenal boss Unai Emery. Emery and Moura know each other having previously worked together at PSG.

After joining PSG from Brazilian club Sao Paulo, Moura went on to make 230 appearances in all competitions for the French giants and scored 46 goals before leaving during the January 2018 transfer window to join Tottenham.

Moura fell out with Emery during his last season at the French capital and was restricted in term of the game-time that was offered to him. This was what ultimately led to the 26-year-old moving to Spurs in January.

Moura missed out on selection to Brazil’s 2018 World Cup squad and his lack of game time last season probably influenced Tite’s decision to not select him.

He made just six appearances for PSG from August to January despite having scored 19 goals and registered 10 assists from 53 games during the previous season.

Moura was once heralded as the future star of Brazilian football but it was the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at PSG during the summer of 2017 which would ultimately end his career with PSG.

Moura initially started off life at Spurs on a shaky note during the second half of last season. However, he looks to have found form this season and has scored in his past two consecutive Premier League outings for his club.

He netted during Spurs 3-1 victory over Fulham and bagged a brace during his club’s 3-0 victory against Manchester United on Monday.

Moura now has a great opportunity at Spurs to rebuild his career. It will now be up to him to try and carry on the good form which he has shown during his past two games.

He will probably also be looking to prove a point to Emery when Spurs take on Arsenal on 1st December.

As quoted by Metro, Moura said: “It was very hard, the worst seven months of my life. I came from a very good season, I was second top scorer of the team, only behind Cavani.

“The following season, I wasn’t even called up.

“I used to go to practice, I wasn’t even in the game. I used to go back home.

“Anyway, it was very difficult. But I kept working hard, strong. And God gave me the best gift of life, my son.”

 

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