Moura: Spurs have the quality to do ‘much better’ next season

James Holland
Lucas Moura Spurs F365

Lucas Moura says Spurs have the quality to do ‘much better’ next season after a tough campaign saw them finish seventh in the Premier League.

The north London side were top of the table in December but a run of poor results meant they slid out of the Champions League places.

Manager Jose Mourinho was sacked in April and is yet to be replaced, with Ryan Mason taking intermediate charge.

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Speaking about 2020/21, Moura said: “It’s always difficult to speak personally, but collectively I think the season was very, very tough.

“We have the quality to do much, much better and we lost several opportunities. Personally I can see it in a good way, I can take positive things.

“I’m happy with my performances but it’s not enough because I wanted to help the team qualify for the Champions League.

“I wanted to win a trophy and it was not possible. But that’s football, we need to learn from our mistakes and do better next season.

“I can say that I am very happy in this group with my team-mates and I always say that my dream, my objective is to win trophies with this team, this club – especially because I think we have the quality for this and the talent for this.”

Spurs were hoping to win the Europa League for the first time. However, they were knocked out by Dinamo Zagreb in a shock round of 16 result.

They managed qualify for the inaugural Europa Conference League. They could face German side Union Berlin, French outfit Rennes or Mourinho’s new club Roma in the competition.

But everyone involved with the club knows that’s not good enough, and big changes need to be made in the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, who spent the season on loan at Spurs, could be signed in a permanent deal.

They’ve also been linked with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, although the main aim will be to keep talisman Harry Kane.

The England international is seeking a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to win trophies. It will take some persuasive work from chairman Daniel Levy to keep him from moving to a Premier League rival.