Lucas Moura has raved about his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Carlos Vinicius, as quoted in FourFourTwo.
The 28-year-old Brazil international winger was impressed with the display produced by his compatriot during Tottenham’s 3-0 win against LASK at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
The 25-year-old forward, who joined Spurs on loan from Benfica in the summer transfer window, provided two assists.
The Brazilian set up Moura for the first goal and also gave the assist for Son Heung-min.
According to WhoScored, Vinicius took one shot which was not on target, played five key passes, had a pass accuracy of 91.7%, took 25 touches, made one tackle and one clearance, and put in two crosses.
During the 2019-20 campaign, the Brazilian scored 18 goals and provided five assists in the Portuguese league for Benfica, according to WhoScored.
Lucas told FourFourTwo about Vinicius: “He was very important, he’s a very good player, I’m very happy for him. He did very well with two assists and he made a good game.
“He’s the kind of player we were missing in our squad, he’s a real number 9 and for sure he will help us a lot. I’m happy for him and to have another Brazilian in the squad is good for him.
“It would be interesting to see two big players. Harry Kane is a top star and yes, I think they can play together. They are both intelligent players, it depends on the coach and the team but yes they could play together.”
Exciting for Tottenham Hotspur fans
Tottenham are going to face much better and stronger teams that LASK this season, but the performance of Vinicius on Thursday evening was very encouraging indeed.
The forward showed that he can play for the team and create chances for his teammates, and he did not lack confidence at all.
Harry Kane is the first-choice striker for Spurs, and that is not going to change. However, Vinicius could play a big role as the season progresses and could provide the England international with the support that he needs.
The two strikers could even play with each other, and that would be very mouth-watering for the Tottenham fans, as the North London outfit chase a Champions League place in the Premier League table this season.