Tottenham Hotspur news: Lucas Moura can take Spurs to ‘another level,’ says Jamie Carragher

28 Aug

Lucas Moura can take Tottenham Hotspur to ‘another level, says former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher.

The Brazil star put on a Man of the Match performance in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, scoring twice.

Tottenham Hotspur star Lucas Moura celebrates scoring against Manchester United.

His all-round display was superb with two well-taken goals topping it all off to land him the award.

Carragher, now a pundit for Sky Sports, believes what the pace shown by Moura is something the club have lacked since they sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013.

And he reckons it could lead them to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title.

He told Monday Night Football: “I said before the game, rightly or wrongly, that they have lacked pace and Lucas Moura can now give them that.

“We never saw that pace from Lucas Moura last season but the third moment was a wow moment. It was almost a Thierry Henry moment when he just burst past people and runs through.

Lucas Moura scored twice as Spurs ended their Old Trafford hoodoo

“He could be the difference maker to take this Spurs team to another level. They’ve always had top players but I’ve always felt they lacked one more special player like when they had Gareth Bale at the club. Since Bale they’ve never had anyone who can really scare people. Maybe he is that man.

“It’s one game so let’s see going forward but in that position where he plays just off Harry Kane, he can really cause problems, and that could be the difference to take Spurs to another level and win big away games. That’s what they have to do if they want to go to that other level.”