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Lucas: "We'll give everything to bounce back"

Mon 28 January 2019, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Lucas Moura is determined to get back to winning ways after a double dose of cup disappointment in the space of four days.

Last week's Carabao Cup semi-final shoot-out heartbreak at Chelsea was followed by a 2-0 loss at Palace in the FA Cup on Sunday - the first time we've suffered back-to-back losses since September.

The Brazilian forward knows how important it is to turn our fortunes around when we face Watford in the Premier League at Wembley on Wednesday night.

And while the two defeats were tough to take for the squad, Lucas knows his team-mates will give everything against the Hornets, remembering that we've won nine out of our last 12 to sit third in the table.

The best way to pass this moment is with a victory and we will give everything to win against Watford

Lucas Moura

“The most important thing now is to return to a win,” our number 27 acknowledged.

“The next game is an opportunity for us at home, in front of our fans. The best way to pass this moment is with a victory, and we will give everything to win against Watford.”

Lucas returned to the starting line-up against Palace for the first time since our FA Cup third round win over Tranmere Rovers but, despite being his usual bright and energetic self, his efforts to find us a way back into the game were thwarted by a resolute Eagles defence on a frustrating day in south London.

The 26-year-old admits though that we cannot dwell on these tough moments and, instead, we must focus on pushing forward in the Premier League and the Champions League.

“First of all, we feel very sad. It was a very difficult game, but I think we played well," he said. "We had some opportunities but didn’t score. We need to keep our heads up and keep working because there are a lot of important games to come.

“It is a difficult moment, but we need to stay together, to stay strong because we know that we have talent, we know we are strong, we just need to stay together because sometimes this happens in life, in football, every team has moments like this. We need to keep our heads up.

"We have a lot of experience, great players and we will be good for the rest of the season. We will try our best to do well.”