Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura was named as the Premier League player of the month for August, and their fans have been reacting to the news on social media.
There were a number of judges who were not expecting big things of Spurs heading into the campaign, after their failure to attract any new signings to White Hart Lane in the summer, but instead a January addition stood up and was counted to allay any early season fears.
Moura was predominantly given his chance to impress by Mauricio Pochettino due to Heung-min Son heading off on international duty, but the Brazilian made sure he took full advantage of the opportunity that was presented to him.
The winger bagged a brace in a famous 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, having also notched a goal in the win over Fulham the week before, and he will be hoping to kick on now and make a positive impact as Spurs go in the search of trophies.
It is fair to say it has taken Moura longer than many would have wanted and expected for him to show his true class at White Hart Lane, but after a wonderful opening month of the campaign, he has a platform to build from and become a really important player for the Londoners this term.
He will be hoping he can continue his impressive form next weekend when Tottenham face another huge game against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium, a big test of their title credentials.
The 26-year-old was a deserving winning of the player of the month for August given the impact he had on his side, and that certainly wasn’t lost on the Spurs fans.
Many of them were quick to congratulate their new hero on social media after the winner had been determined.
Here is the pick of their messages:
Fully deserved, has already been involved in 9 goals in his last 9 games in a Spurs shirt.
We saw glimpses of his potential last season, as expected with a full pre-season and getting to work Pochettino he’s now hit the ground running and will go onto a big player for us this!
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) September 7, 2018
— ً (@MauricioMagic) September 7, 2018
Congratulations Lucas, well deserved 👏👏
— Amanda (@SpurOnTheGulls) September 7, 2018
Congrats @LucasMoura7 Well deserved
— Tahir Iqbal (@Tahir_E17) September 7, 2018
Totally deserved! He frightened all the defences he faced with his pace and skill. More of that please. Well done Lucas 😁 #COYS
— Matt French (@MattyFrench82) September 7, 2018
Best signing Levy has ever made and quite possibly ever will, was amazed we got him, look forward to seeing more of him in a Spurs shirt
— The big cheese #Coys (@MarkThomas2002) September 7, 2018
— Christnanda Bellard (@NandsCB) September 8, 2018
Congratulations wel deserved lad👏👏👏
— David mwenya (@Davidmwenya14) September 7, 2018
Three fantastic goals, including a belter against Fulham!
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) September 7, 2018
— TottenhamFan10 (@fan10_tottenham) September 7, 2018