Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium was a huge confidence booster for a Spurs side that has struggled in its past few matches. It was the capstone to a day that also saw them sign PSG winger Lucas Moura for £25m, a player that could have an immediate impact on Spurs’ league and Champions League campaigns.
That’s what Harry Kane thinks, anyway. In quotes to the Evening Standard, Kane thinks that Moura could be a very important member of Tottenham’s squad going forward.
“He’s played for PSG so we know what he can do.
“We met him in the changing room last night. It’s great to get him here and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do in training and game. Hopefully he can fit right in and when he gets an opportunity, he takes it. There is no rush and it will keep everyone on their toes. He’s done some amazing stuff for PSG so we are excited to see what can happen.”
There are murmurs that Mauricio Pochettino could hand Lucas his first action in a Spurs shirt as soon as this Sunday’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool. That might seem a little bit optimistic —
next week’s FA Cup replay against Newport County seems more likely. Update: so apparently there’s a rule that states that new signings cannot play in an FA Cup replay if they were not registered for the first match, which rules Lucas out vs. Newport. Lucas would be available for the next round of the FA Cup if Spurs win next week.
Either way, Kane says the United result gives the whole team confidence heading into the Liverpool match. Spurs haven’t won at Anfield since a 2-0 win in 2011, and the Reds are now up to third in the table and on a very good run of form.
“We have got to put in the same performance as we did against United. Liverpool are a very strong team, especially at home when they are on the attack. They have some fast players and last season we didn’t cope with that very well.
“We were poor throughout the whole team, but we can take confidence from the United game. This is the kind of performance we need to produce against the big teams both at home and away.
“We played well against Liverpool at Wembley this season so we have to go to Anfield full of confidence.”
Spurs play Liverpool this Sunday at 4:30 pm GMT, 11:30 am ET.