Lucas Moura admits loss made Erik Lamela’s ‘unimaginable’ objective shine
Lucas Moura admits it is bittersweet that Tottenham cannot rejoice Erik Lamela’s ‘unimaginable’ objective in opposition to Arsenal after finally shedding the sport 2-1.
Lamela got here off the bench to interchange injured Son Heung-min and opened the scoring in Sunday’s North London derby with a chic end from Rabona that even left a few of his personal teammates indignant.
However the Argentine went from hero to zero as he was despatched off within the second half, choosing up two yellow playing cards in six minutes after Spurs fell behind.
A deflected effort from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette proved sufficient for Arsenal to take all three factors, despite the fact that Lamela’s objective threatened to steal the present.
“It was an unimaginable objective,” Moura stated.
“I feel he is scored a objective like this earlier than, however in a derby it is particular and he is an unimaginable participant.
“He does that on a regular basis in coaching classes however we’re unfortunate to not have gained the sport as a result of with that objective if we had gained it will have been much more particular.”
Moura additionally echoed the feelings of Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who lamented a poor begin on his aspect at Emirates Stadium.
Regardless of Lamela’s strike, Arsenal had the most effective of the primary half, equalizing Odegaard and seeing each Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric Soares hit the woodwork.
“For me the primary half is simple to research, we have been very poor,” Mourinho stated after the match.
Tottenham ultimately rallied once they fell to 10 males within the finals as Harry Kane noticed a header dominated out for offside earlier than hitting the publish with a late low free kick.
“We began the sport too passive, too sluggish,” added the Brazilian.
“In any such recreation now we have to have extra need, push them increased however we did not do it but it surely’s over, it occurred and we will not concede the identical errors within the subsequent recreation.
“The sensation is dangerous as a result of we’re main the sport 1-0 however we began the sport too slowly.
“We began with out depth and we may have conceded extra targets within the first half.
“However within the final 15/20 minutes we have been good, we must always have began like this and after the pink card it was higher.
“However the feeling is dangerous, it is a derby and we wanted three factors however now we transfer on to the following match.”