Lucas Moura bursts into TEARS as Tottenham are dumped out of Champions League by RB Leipzig – The Sun

WEEPING winger Lucas Moura summed up Tottenham’s misery as they whimpered out of the Champions League.

The Brazilian howled after Hugo Lloris’s two howlers gifted Marcel Sabitzer a double within 21 minutes as RB Leipzig reached the quarter-finals 4-0 on aggregate with a 3-0 win.

 Spurs boss Jose Mourinho consoled Lucas Moura as the Brazilian took exiting the Champions League harder than most

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Spurs boss Jose Mourinho consoled Lucas Moura as the Brazilian took exiting the Champions League harder than mostCredit: Reuters
 Tottenham chief Jose Mourinho stepped in when Lucas Moura burst into tears after defeat

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Tottenham chief Jose Mourinho stepped in when Lucas Moura burst into tears after defeatCredit: AP:Associated Press

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Boss Joe Mourinho stepped in to console Moura, walking off the field with his arms round the 27-year-old, who covered his face with a hand.

Moura was a stand-out star in Tottenham’s run to the final last season.

But he went from hero to teary woe in Germany as he looked as hapless as most of his team-mates amid a dominant display from Leipzig.

His tears provoked jeers on social media,  plus the odd hint of sympathy.

One fan tweeted: “Why is Moura crying? They didn’t even show up LOL.”

And another said: “Dele Alli should not play for this team next season Lucas Moura should be a substitute and for crying out load Play Parrotttttt.”


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But Mourinho insisted his team will learn from their “very difficult” night – and will NOT need rebuilding in the summer.

He told BT Sport: “It’s hard for us to score at the moment. Our first couple of mistakes they score and then it’s very difficult.

“Their physicality is incredible, their defenders win the duels, they stop the game. They are very fast in attack. They can hurt us all of the time, they deserve to go through.

“If I can be critical of some of my players, I keep this for us. They tried to give what they can give.”

Mourinho admitted: “We made mistakes, mistakes that we have analysed in previous matches. I never blame players with some difficulties.



“It’s hard for me to cope with players who cannot express their potential, not those who are at their limit. I am with the boys.

But he added: “This summer, unless something happens during the holidays, when we start we will have Sissoko, Kane, Son, Bergwyn, Davies so that is massive.

“People can say it’s excuses but it’s [the injuries] pretty bad for anyone and I don’t think anyone would resist in this situation. We have matches to play and we go to our limits. Let’s see how we end the season.”

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