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Moura questions Van Dijk’s stats

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Tottenham forward Lucas Moura has singled out Liverpool’s colossus Virgil Van Dijk for praise but however, questioned the stat about being impossible to dribble past.


Van Dijk’s excellent performance for both club and country have earned him the rights to be in contention for the Ballon d’Or, with Ronaldo the last EPL player to win the gong back in 2008.

The last player believed to have successfully completed a dribble past Van Dijk last season was Leroy Sane on international duty with Germany in November.

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool lifts the Champions League Trophy following the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

But the 26-year-old Brazilian forward in an exclusive interview with Brazilian YouTube channel Desimpedidos via Sportswitness said: “Dude, now this question there I don’t know if it’s true.

“They say he hasn’t been dribbled past since… whatever. If the guy is past him, it’s already a dribble.

“I don’t know, but the guys must have gone past him now.

“I know I scored a goal against Liverpool, we lost, but I scored against Liverpool and he was left behind. But he’s great. He is.”

Moura also spoke of his disappointment after settling for a place on the bench in the Champions League final against Liverpool despite his semi-final heroics in Amsterdam.

“Of course I got upset,” he said. “I wish I had started. But I got so much more upset that we lost.

“We really believed that we could be champions. And man, it was difficult. I cried a lot after the game. Because it was so close, so close.”