The Brazilian insists that the injury-hit squad don’t have any time to feel sorry for themselves.
Lucas Moura insists Tottenham are good enough to advance beyond RB Leipzig from the Champions League despite their damaging 1-0 home defeat within their last-16 first leg on Wednesday.
Timo Werner’s second-half penalty was the gap between both sides in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, though Spurs had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris thank for preventing the German ensemble extending their lead with a series of impressive saves.
Jose Mourinho’s side improved as the match wore on but lacked a cutting edge upfront in the absence of the injured Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.
Kane isn’t expected back until towards the end of the year because of hamstring problem, while Mourinho has cast doubt on whether Son will play this effort , leaving the side seriously short of attacking options.
Despite their injury woes and that first-leg setback, Moura is staying positive and states his team-mates cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves.
“We can turn it around, the game isn’t over,” the former Paris Saint-Germain ahead. “This is a result we didn’t want. We did well with the system we decided to play. We had chances to score.
“We lost the game but it is not over. We’ll prepare well and I am certain that we’re capable of moving there and qualifying.
“We have very good players who can score too. We lose two large strikers but we can’t cry. That is the game.”
Tottenham can take inspiration from their Champions League campaign last season, when they lost 1-0 at home to Ajax within their semi-final first leg before winning 3-2 in Amsterdam to advance on away goals.
Asked if that dramatic comeback win gives the team more belief before the visit to Germany, defender Toby Alderweireld said: “Yeah, of course.
“We’re still in it. Obviously we wanted a better outcome but we know we have the quality to win anyplace we need, everywhere we play.
“We proved last season we could score anywhere. Of course we’ll need some luck but it’s just the first half, second half to come.”