Well done Poch – Tottenham have certainly done the right thing by extending their CL hero’s stay at the club

Why Tottenham are right in extending Moura’s contract

According to Evening Standard, Lucas Moura of Tottenham has renewed his contract until 2024. Earlier, the Brazilian had a contract dated until 2023, and now he has been awarded another year due to the stellar season he had with the North London club.

Spurs etched their name in the Champions League history last term. One of the influential figures behind their success was Moura, who pulled off a hat-trick in what turned out to be a great turnaround in the semi-finals against Ajax.

After serving PSG for around 5 seasons, Moura made his switch to the Premier League last summer, and everything has gone well for him until now.

The 26-year-old racked up 15 goals and 2 assists last season, a fair-looking stat for one who started on the bench 6 times.

The Brazilian forward came to the rescue of Spurs when they were in an adverse situation following the absence of talisman Harry Kane. And Moura was the one who single-handedly won them the semi-final of the Champions League.

One of his biggest advantages is his flexibility to fit in several positions, which Mauricio Pochettino did make use of last term. Spurs had a great summer, acquiring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, two players who are highly rated in Europe.

Yet, Pochettino failed to make any attacking reinforcements barring Jack Clarke, who was also sent back to Leeds United on loan.

Mauricio Pochettino

This has now lessened the numbers in terms of attacking options, leaving only Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkodou as the credible ones to lead the attack.

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Moura also made his impact felt in the first game against Aston Villa, setting up the goal for newbie Ndombele. Besides, he held a pass success rate of 91% and averaged 3 key passes per game.

Verdict

Spurs’ depth in the attack is a concern but extending their Champions League hero’s contract is a welcome step in the right direction.

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