Ottenham striker Lucas Moura has warned his teammates they will face a backlash from Manchester United during Saturday’s visit to injured side Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been dubbed “El Sackico”.
Lucas scored as Spurs stabilized the ship last night with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Burnley to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, but the Brazilian believes United have the experience to recover from their slump historical.
“It’s always a dangerous time to play against them,” Lucas told Standard Sport. “They are hungry because of the game against Liverpool and we are hungry because of the game against West Ham.
“They have very good players, they have a good experience in football and they will know how to get through this moment. It’s not our problem no matter what time they have, we just have to do our best, get out there and fight and play our game to get three points.
Lucas brought Emerson Royal’s center home as last year’s finalists advanced to the final eight and they will find their opponents in the draw on Saturday.
“It was a very important victory, especially after the loss to West Ham and before the game against United,” added Lucas.
“The feeling was very bad against West Ham because we played well and didn’t deserve to lose, and last night the feeling was very good. We played well, it was a very good performance, we deserved to win and now we’re going with everything against United.
“Why not win [the Carabao Cup]? This is another opportunity to get a trophy. It’s a short road to get a trophy and we’ll fight. My goal is to get a trophy, to always be a champion. We will fight for that and always give our best and the Carabao Cup is a good opportunity for us. “