Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura has thrown a sneaky shade at Arsenal boss, Unai Emery following his brilliant display against Manchester United on Monday night.
The Brazilian was a standout performer for Spurs as they hammered United, 3-0 in the Premier League, ending several months of woes which saw him fall down the pecking order during his time at Paris Saint Germain last season.
Moura made just six appearances under Unai Emery last season, and has revealed his time under the Arsenal manager has the worst time of his career, while speaking with ESPN Brazil, he said: ‘It was very hard, the worst seven months of my life.
‘I came from a very good season, I was second top scorer of the team, only behind Cavani. ‘The following season, I wasn’t even called up. I used to go to practice, I wasn’t even in the game. I used to go back home. ‘Anyway, it was very difficult. But I kept working hard, strong. And God gave me the best gift of life, my son.’ The former Sao Paulo winger admit he found it difficult to acclimatise to the physical demands of the Premier League but he believes he is developing into a more rounded player under Pochettino.
‘We only have a clue when we’re watching. When I started playing here I saw that it really is very competitive, very dynamic. Work here is very hard. ‘I have grown a lot in this physical part, added that in my game. The game is here and there. In France, it’s a little more physical strength, not as intense as here. This is doing me very well, it is improving my game. I’ve grown a lot, evolving a lot.” “Everyone told me that my football is similar to the Premier League, that here I would get along very well. I’ve been through it. But it’s just the beginning.’