Lucas Moura has insisted attack is the best form of defence for Tottenham ’s top four hopes this season.
Jose Mourinho has unleashed his front three of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s last three games with devastating results.
Tottenham have enjoyed three straight wins, scored nine goals and stormed up the table back into contention for a Champions League place.
Spurs forward Moura has played in the No10 role in attacking line-up which became the second team – after Bayern Munich – in Europe’s top five leagues to score 100 goals in all competitions this season.
Moura believes their attacking force can be a match for anyone going forward and they have a fresh belief and confidence.
Moura said: “We have so much quality and if we keep the ball and attack we lessen the risk of teams coming at us and they can win the game for us.
“For me, we have unbelievable players, we have creative players and we need to keep the ball to dictate games. The most important thing is we make use of these players in every game.
“I’m so happy, I’m so proud to be part of this team and I feel very comfortable playing with them. I’m happy with the team and happy with the results. We just need to keep going in this way.
“I think the main thing was the mentality because we just needed to have the belief in ourselves.
“We needed to know how good we are because we have terrific players, a very good squad and the quality in the Premier League to win games. When we realise that and we have confidence we are able to dominate games.”
It has been a rollercoaster season for Tottenham as they had a disastrous run of results – including five defeats in six games – which looked to have ended their top four hopes.
But their revival after Bale finally discovered his best form has been truly impressive and his link up with Kane and Son has got them firing again and their latest win over Crystal Palace has got them hoping they can still make the Champions League.
“It’s going to be hard,” said Moura. “It’s not easy when there are a few teams in front of us but we need to trust ourselves, there are still 11 games to play.
“We can achieve this objective. But we need to think step by step, game by game. But if we play like we did against Palace, of course we can finish in the top four. And that’s the objective.”
Moura also says he is enjoying his No10 role and claims that confidence and belief is the key to Tottenham’s improved run.
He added: “I’m happy to be involved and I feel very comfortable in that position. When I was younger, I always played as a No.10 and I like that position because I feel free. I can run from left to right, I can play in the middle, I can touch more balls, I can create situations for the strikers.
“So I like that position and I’m happy with the confidence that Jose has given me. I just have to give my best and keep going in the same way.”