Lucas Moura insists “there is no invincible team” in the Premier League as Tottenham prepare to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the title.
Catching City and Liverpool will be a tall order for Lucas’ Spurs team considering they finished 26 points behind the top-two last season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side also only won two and lost seven of their 10 fixtures against their top-six Premier League rivals. They also suffered a mid-season slump in form, which basically ended their title aspirations.
But things have got off to a respectable start this time around for Spurs, with four points from two games. Lucas even scored the decisive second goal to help them salvage a point in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at City.
Ahead of this evening’s clash against Newcastle United, however, the Londoners hope to collect all three points. Lucas and co, of course, got every reason to be optimistic given the Magpies’ current struggles.
Although Lucas knows Spurs can’t take their eye off the ball for even a second should they to challenge City and Liverpool.
“It will be so difficult, they are favourites, but I think in football everything is possible – there is no invincible team,” the Brazilian attacker told The Guardian.
“Everything can happen and we need to believe that. We went to City and got a good result. We cannot lose stupid points at home as we did last season.
“My objective and our objective is to win a trophy. We have a very good squad, an amazing structure, a lot of fans and we can dream of a trophy. I think it is possible and we will try.”
The former Paris Saint-Germain winger became a hero for Spurs last season thanks to his semi-final hat-trick against Ajax. It enabled the club to pull off a remarkable comeback to book a spot in their first-ever Champions League final.
To the shock of many, though, Pochettino dropped Lucas for the final itself in favour of Harry Kane. The Brazilian instead had to make do with a 24-minute cameo, as Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.
“Of course, I was sad inside. I want to play,” admitted Lucas.
“But I know how to understand, I know how to respect and I know how difficult it is for [Pochettino] to choose 11 players. So that’s football.
“We need to be professional and keep working.”
He added: “I do know that the season is long, that there are a lot of games and I will have my opportunity.”
The Spurs and Newcastle match in north London will begin at 17:30 (CET).