Lucas Moura named Premier League Player of the Month

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his second goal and his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Lucas Moura has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for August following his stand-out displays at Tottenham

The Brazilian winger enjoyed his finest spell at Spurs last month following his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain in January.

Moura scored his first league goal in Spurs’ 3-1 win over Fulham and then produced a man-of-the-match performance by netting a brace in the club’s shocking 3-0 win away to Manchester United.

Now Moura becomes the 22nd Spurs player to win the Premier League Player of the Month and the fourth Brazilian to do so.

“It is difficult to explain what I am feeling,” said Moura on the Premier League website.

“I am so happy because I know it is not easy to win this trophy.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: England manager Gareth Southgate attends a press conference to announce the England squad for the UEFA Nations League matches at Wembley Stadium on May 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Southgate is worried about England’s future

The national team manager doesn't like that the number of English players starting in Premier League games is going down.

“I waited a lot for this moment and I need to enjoy and to keep working because I believe I have much more that will come.”

Juninho, Edu and David Luiz are Brazil’s previous winners of the award.

Moura will return to action for Spurs on September 15, where they will host league leaders Liverpool at Wembley.

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