Lucas Moura has won the Premier League’s EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for August after a series of excellent performances for Tottenham Hotspur.

Lucas Moura‘s outstanding pre-season performances for Spurs and the absence of Son Heung-Min got him a place in the starting line-up for the opener against Newcastle.

However, it was in his 2nd match against Fulham, where he put up a fine performance and scored his first goal of the Premier League. And the icing on the cake was his sensational performance in the 3-0 victory over Manchester United where he scored a brace.

The 26-year-old becomes the 14th Tottenham player to win the Premier League’s monthly award and also the 4th Brazilian player to win the same award after Juninho, Edu & David Luiz.

The Brazil international won the award from a 7-man shortlist which also included:

  • Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
  • Neil Etheridge (Cardiff)
  • Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
  • Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)
  • Roberto Pereyra (Watford)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

The award is given to the player who receives the most combined votes from a panel of experts, Premier League captains, and fans.

Speaking about the award, Lucas Moura said: “I’m so happy because I know it’s not easy to win this trophy and August was a great month for me and also for the team. I don’t have much to say but thanks to God and I share this with my teammates and with my family and I’ll keep working because this is only the beginning.”

“The feeling is impossible to explain because I waited a long time for this moment. I need to enjoy it but also to keep working because I believe I have much more to give and I’m sure we will have a successful season because we can, and I believe in my team-mates, I believe in this club. I want to deliver much more. We have a lot more in front of us and so I need to keep working and doing my best.”

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