Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, tells the tale of why he suffered a major dip in form during his time at Paris Saint-Germain under Unai Emery.
Back when he started his career at Sao Paulo in Brazil, Lucas Moura was widely regarded as a player who was just as talented as Neymar but his move to Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain nearly destroyed his career.
The man moved to the French club with the idea that he would make a name for himself in European football, but the Spanish manager never really liked him as a player and left him forgotten on the bench at the same time that players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Edinson Cavani shined at the club.
Lucas Moura always resented Emery for not even giving him an explanation to why he wasn’t even making the call-up lists on a regular basis for the French club, he eventually decided to look to another competition and Tottenham appeared as a unique opportunity to prove his talents.
Since he arrived in London, Lucas Moura has been steadily growing as a player and has established himself as one of the most important attacking wingers in English football under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 29, 2018
Football is more poetic than anyone ever imagined, this is a beautiful sport that usually gives everybody their personal vendettas and Lucas Moura is no different.
In a new Premier League season, destiny wanted both the Brazilian and Unai Emery to cross paths once again.
The only difference is that the player will finally get the chance to prove himself against the Spanish manager, in one of the most unexpected and impressive scenarios that he could ever imagine.
The North London Derby is one of the most expected matches throughout the Premier League season, one in which Arsenal and Tottenham keep the most passionate rivalry in English football more alive than ever.
Lucas Moura is currently having a relatively good season with Tottenham, something very similar is happening to Unai Emery as the Gunners’ manager, the stage is set for a clash of titans that will give us one of the most exciting matches for next weekend.
The player does seem quite salty for everything that he lived at PSG, he explained it in detail during an interview he granted.
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“I believe in my talent. In my quality. I try to show it – him – at Spurs. I forget the last five or six months I had at PSG,” said Moura via The Mirror.
“I like to think about the four years when I was very happy there and won a lot of trophies. The last year was to learn and to grow up.”
“Now I think I’m more experienced and stronger, he never explained why he benched me so often, I need to respect the decision of the coach.”
“I know that it’s difficult for him because he needs to choose 11 players to play. I don’t like to look behind. I like to look forward to what I can do, what I can win.”
“I have nothing against Unai, I respect him, he is a very good coach. I am in a big club and I play with big players,” he added.
“I am so happy here. I really believe in this club. I really believe that we can win the Premier League, we can win trophies this season. I am here to help and to make history. We need to work and to believe always. It was very hard — the worst seven months of my life,” he concluded.
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