Tottenham Hotspur

Lucas Moura open to playing as a wing-back under Antonio Conte

Jamie Spencer
Lucas Moura is open to a new role at Spurs
Lucas Moura is open to a new role at Spurs / Pete Norton/GettyImages
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Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has suggested he would be open to operating as a wing-back under Antonio Conte, who has long been known for employing such a tactical system.

This summer is providing Conte with his first opportunity to take Spurs through pre-season training and properly implement things he didn’t have chance to when he arrived in November.

Early sessions during the South Korea tour even led to Harry Kane vomiting and Son Heung-min needing help to stand up after particular brutal drills.

Conte has famously had past success turning wingers into wing-backs, including Victor Moses at Chelsea and Ivan Perisic at Inter. He has even already hinted Lucas could become the next.

"I spoke to Lucas and I think this could be a good option [to play at wing-back]," the Spurs boss said following the 1-1 draw against Sevilla.

“The most important thing is the player has to be 100% ready to do it, but he is available for us. Lucas can play in many roles. I'm very happy for his commitment.”

Speaking about a potential role change, the player himself said, “He was very clear in every conversation. He said I am important for him. It’s good to know.

“I always talk to him about what he wants from me. What he expects from me. I am ready to give my best for the team, for him. It doesn’t matter the position on the pitch. I am here to help this squad. I always said this. I’m a team player. I will work for the team. I will do my best for the team.”


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