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Lucas: Tottenham’s main target a trophy, not Champions League football


Lucas Moura has recently discussed Tottenham’s ambitions for the forthcoming campaign.

Tottenham finish 6th

The 2019/20 campaign will largely be one to forget for Tottenham fans.

The Lilywhites had a dismal start to the season, which including being knocked out of the League Cup vs Colchester and being hammered 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

And when Mauricio Pochettino was eventually relieved of his duties, Spurs were sat in a rather embarrassing 14th place in the Premier League.

Since Jose Mourinho took the reins, though, the north London outfit’s form has taken a dramatic upturn.

Even with Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Heung-Min Son missing for long periods, the Portuguese tactician was able to guide Spurs to a 6th-place finish earning them Europa League football.

And had the season began when Mourinho took charge vs West Ham, Tottenham would actually have finished the season 4th.

Jose Mourinho

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MARCH 10: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur watches on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena on March 10, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Lucas outlines Tottenham’s ambitions

As a result, the Tottenham faithful will likely be somewhat confident of regaining a spot in Europe’s premier club competition next term.

For at least one Spurs player, however, the Champions League is not the main target ahead of next season.

Speaking in an interview with the Evening Standard, Lucas Moura stated that whilst a Champions League place is a target, the main one is to win a trophy, something they haven’t managed since 2008:

“Yes, it’s a target to get back in the Champions League but the main target is to win a trophy.

“We really deserve it, so do the club and the fans. We have a very good squad and the structure that we need [to win silverware]. So we need to target this – to win a trophy and then, of course, get back to the Champions League.

“Of course, [winning the Europa League] must be a big target for us,” Lucas added. “It’s a very beautiful competition and I’m sure we’re capable of winning it. But now it’s time to rest, to enjoy our holidays.

The Brazilian also went to express the opinion that Tottenham can win the Europa League, which would, of course, kill two birds with one stone as winning said competition guarantees you a spot in the following campaign’s Champions League:

“We’ve worked for 12 months, it’s been very tough and we need to rest, enjoy our time off and come back stronger. But I really think we can win the Europa League.”

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