Tottenham Hotspur star Lucas Moura has warned Newcastle United that having all the money in the world doesn’t necessarily mean that all the trophies will follow.
The Brazilian was one of the blockbuster signings to announce the new Paris Saint-Germain era after the French giants were took over by Middle Eastern owners.
Despite PSG dominating Ligue 1 for years, similar to Manchester City, PSG still haven’t managed to get their hands on that coveted Champions League trophy they so badly crave.
Moura, for whom PSG paid Sau Paulo £36million (Transfermarkt) in 2013, joined in the same season that the likes of Zlatan Ibrahmovic, Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marco Verratti and even David Beckham came to the French capital.
The 29-year-old has said that money doesn’t buy success and the right ‘ingredients’ need to be put together to ensure the club and project steadily grows.
Speaking to the Mirror, Moura said: “It’s true that you have to get all the ingredients right. Everyone knows football is not all about money. Of course, it helps.
“But it will bring a lot of expectation because it means they [Newcastle] can buy big players, big stars, and make some improvements in the club, the stadium, the training ground…
“So fans become excited because they want titles, they want to see the team winning trophies, winning the Champions League, and it’s good to be involved with.
“Because you as a player have these expectations to win, to perform.”
Moura speaks in glowing terms about Newcastle
The Brazilian international’s Tottenham side will be the first team to play Newcastle following the takeover, and the speedy winger is under no illusion of the challenge his team face coming to a ‘unbelievable’ St James’ Park ground, that will be packed with Geordies who have hopes and dreams once again.
Moura added: “It’s always very, very hard to play at Newcastle.
“The atmosphere is unbelievable with the fans there, they push their team very well.
“It doesn’t matter what has happened with the club, Newcastle and their fans, when we’re on the pitch just think about the fixture, about performing and scoring goals.”
It’s going to be very hard for Newcastle to rival the big-name signings PSG made to announce their new era, but our immediate focus has to be on beating Moura’s Spurs, who will know all to well the feel-good factor surrounding the club.