After 6th place in the Premier League in 2019-20, Lucas expects more. The team came from an almost perfect season, which ended with the second place in the Champions League, defeat by Liverpool in the big decision. “The expectation is very good because of the last season that we left to be desired. We came from the Champions League final, we gained a greater respect and we had a season below expectations. We lost many players in the key moments.”

But what has changed with a shorter preseason? “In one week we have already had two friendlies. Shorter time to prepare. Training with the ball, which is what the player likes. Nothing physical. We are enjoying it a lot and we are looking forward to the season,” replies the striker.

And anxiety is something that the Brazilian will have to deal with. Tottenham has not won a major title since 2007-08, when they won the English League Cup. “A team that reaches a Champions League final and, with the investment and structure it has, must dream of a trophy. We know the difficulty of the Premier League, but we have at least four competitions to be able to achieve this goal. This is a mentality that Mourinho is trying to put us in. We can expect a lot of good things this season “.