Lucas Moura has revealed he and his Tottenham teammates remain in support of under-fire manager Jose Mourinho because of “his history”.

Mourinho’s job security has come under question after a pair of damaging defeats – to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb – that have left Spurs clinging to their hopes Champions League qualification in the final weeks of the season.

But the Londoners answered their critics on Sunday night with a comfortable 2-0 win at Aston Villa, moving within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table.

After the match, Lucas spoke of the squad’s togetherness and insisted the players are behind Mourinho because of what he has previously achieved in the game.

“We are all together,” Lucas told the London Evening Standard. “We’re in the same boat. We lose together, we win together. What happened in Croatia was our fault. Everyone included. When we’re on the pitch, we just want to win. We know there are a lot of fans behind the TV supporting us. We play for our family, we play for pride and we’re all together. We believe in the coach. We believe in the coach because we know his history. We just want to be successful here.”

Before the Villa match there seemed to be little hope for Tottenham fans, but the improved display coupled with Lucas’ words has certainly stoked some fires going into the run-in.

Of course, those words must turn into consistent actions. In other words, Spurs must perform against Newcastle and Manchester United after the international break.




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