Lucas Moura insists he is committed to Tottenham amid uncertainty over his future, as he expressed his desire to end a trophyless spell in north London next season.
The Brazil international revealed last month that the 2022-23 campaign could be his last with Spurs, though the forward’s agent was quick to suggest his client remains an important part of Antonio Conte’s plans.
Moura may have to settle for a rotational role, or play at wing-back as Conte previously hinted, due to the arrival of Richarlison in the off-season, with the former Everton man joining Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min in Spurs’ attack.
With just a year left on his contract, on which Tottenham hold an option for a further 12 months, Moura said his planned return to Brazil can wait until he has experienced success under Conte.
“I will turn 30 in August. I’m getting old already, but I feel very good mentally and physically,” he told football.london. “I’m very, very happy at Tottenham. I love the club. I love the fans.
“I love everyone who works in the club, but of course I have a plan to go back to Brazil one day. I have at least one year in my contract, maybe two.
“I don’t know if the club will want me to sign another contract but I’m happy here. I just want to have the best season this season.
“I just want to win a trophy because this has been my objective here since the first day I arrived in the club, and I believe this season I can achieve this, and then we’ll see next season what is the desire of the club.”
The former Paris Saint-Germain attacker appeared 34 times across the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, scoring two goals and assisting six, while creating 34 chances.
That represented Moura’s worst goal return when playing a full season in the English top flight, but he hopes to prove his worth in a bid to feature at the Qatar World Cup for Brazil in November.
“I have other targets, which are to go back to the national team,” he added. “Why not play in the World Cup at the end of the year? It’s very difficult but anything is possible.
“I have this hope and I will work for this. These are the two most important targets for now.”
— Lucas Moura (@LucasMoura7) May 23, 2022
Moura’s compatriot Richarlison is another who will aim to feature in Qatar for Brazil following his big-money move from Everton.
The 25-year-old scored (10) and assisted (five) more Premier League goals than any other Everton player last term, and Moura believes Conte’s new signing could be a great asset.
“I met him two years ago on the national team. Quality player, very good guy, he will help us a lot because he has some experience in the Premier League,” he continued.
“He is strong. His mentality is very good. He’s a great addition for us. He’s a very simple guy, very humble, very funny. It’s always good to have a guy like this in the squad and I’m happy because he’s Brazilian, so I have one more Brazilian with me now!
“He’s always ready to play because we see he loves to play football. It’s good to have a player like this.
“This season we can see another Tottenham and I hope we achieve our targets because we have a quality squad and a great manager. We have the quality to win trophies and this is our objective.
“We know how difficult it is because we play in the Premier League and there are a lot of teams that can win. Also, the Champions League we know is not easy, but we have a great squad.
“We have stars like Harry and Sonny. We have a manager who is one of the best. We have a structure, an amazing training ground, an unbelievable stadium, great fans.
“We have everything we need to achieve. Now it depends on us. We need to work hard and show on the pitch we deserve to win.”
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