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Tottenham players still believe in under-fire Mourinho, says Moura

Lucas Moura & Jose Mourinho - Tottenham
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The Brazilian winger has offered words of support to his under-fire manager who appears to be on borrowed time in north London.

Jose Mourinho’s position at Tottenham has come under threat in recent weeks, but Lucas Moura insists the whole squad is behind the manager.

Mourinho’s Tottenham emerged as strong contenders in the Premier League title race early in the season but are currently struggling to get into the top-four.

Last month, Spurs got dumped out of the FA Cup following a 5-4 loss at the hands of Everton.

The Lillywhites crashed out of the Europa League in an embarrassing fashion just last week, which came after the derby defeat to Arsenal.

Questions have been asked about the future of the Portuguese tactician, who was brought in to end an eight-year trophy drought, at the club – but it appears he has the full support of his players.

Moura told after the 2-0 Aston Villa win, via BT Sport: “The good thing about football is you don’t have time to cry. We talked about [the Dinamo] game. The manager told us a lot of things, but the kind of things we need to keep between us.

“He has a lot of experience and he tried to motivate us, and it was very good for last night’s game. Let’s go. We have nine games to play, we have a final (the Carabao Cup), let’s finish the season well.

“We are all together. We’re in the same boat. We lose together, we win together. What happened in Croatia was our fault. Everyone included. When we’re on the pitch, we just want to win.

“We know there are a lot of fans behind the TV supporting us. We play for our family, we play for pride and we’re all together. We believe in the coach. We believe in the coach because we know his history. We just want to be successful here.”