Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Lucas Moura has won the Premier League Player of the Month award for August after a brilliant start to the season, beating off competition from Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, alongside Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso.
The 26-year-old has three goals in four game for London outfit, including two superb goals against Manchester United that helped Spurs to a 3-0 win at Old Trafford, and a brilliant curling finish against Fulham that was nominated for Goal of the Month.
Brazilian brilliance 🇧🇷
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 7, 2018
Moura, a big money signing from Ligue 1 champions in the January transfer window, much was expected from Moura in the capital, but he enjoyed a slow start to life in the Premier League. He absolutely looks to have settled in now, however, with the Brazilian taking up the weight of being Spurs’ fundamental playmaker.
Lucas told Premier League website after being presented with the award.
“It is difficult to explain what I am feeling,”
“I am so happy because I know it is not easy to win this trophy. “I waited a lot for this moment and I need to enjoy and to keep working because I believe I have much more that will come.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 7, 2018
Despite the fact that Moura was given a chance in the first team thanks to Son Heung-Min being on international obligation with South Korea at the Asian Games, the Korean will have fight his way back to the starting XI.
However, he will have time to do as such in the wake of exempting himself from national military services by winning the Asian Games with his country.
Tottenham have started the season with three wins out of four, and face Liverpool at Wembley when the Premier League returns after the international break.
Meanwhile, Watford boss Javier Gracia is the winner of the manager’s category of the August edition of the award. The Hornets are one of the few clubs yet to drop points in the 2018-19 EPL campaign as they rank third on the tog behind Liverpool and Chelsea.
Gracia beat competitions from Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri to win the prize.