‘Last Goal’ Moura’s romantic ending… this time with a Son Heung-min lift!
Lucas Moura (31), playing his final game for Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL), made it a romantic ending with a ‘last goal’ just before the end.
Moura came on as a second-half substitute to score a stoppage-time winner against Leeds United in the final match of the 38th round of the 2022-23 EPL at Elland Road in Leeds, England, on Monday (29 September) to give his side a 4-1 victory. But despite a Harry Kane double and goals from Pedro Foro and Moura on the day, Spurs finished eighth in the league (60 points) and failed to qualify for next season’s European competition.
Moura’s goal was elegant, however, as he stepped on the pitch for the last time in a Tottenham shirt in the 31st minute after being substituted by Hisarlisson. And then came the chance. Picking up the ball near the right halfway line, Moura broke into a run. The Brazilian played to his strengths as a dribbler, beating three defenders before slotting home.메이저놀이터
It was a reminiscent of the time he scored a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in 2018-19 to take Tottenham to the final. Moura was part of Tottenham’s golden era, linking up with the likes of Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
When Moura scored the winner, Son and his teammates burst off the bench and headed straight for Moura, who was lifted into the air to celebrate his final goal for Tottenham. It was similar to the scene exactly one year earlier when Son became the first Asian player to win the Golden Boot (23 goals). What made it even more remarkable was that Moura, who assisted on Son’s 23rd goal back then, lifted him into the air, and this time, Son did the same. Heung-min grinned like it was his job and celebrated Moura’s goal.
Moura was in tears after the game. He waved to the travelling Tottenham fans and had tears in his eyes. “I was able to help the team with my goal today. I will cherish every moment,” he said, adding, “Everything has been good and special in the last five and a half years. I will miss everything,” he said.
Heung-min embraced a tearful Moura at his final home game against Brentford on 20 April. The two hugged for a long time, confirming their friendship over the past five years.