Lucas Moura claims suspicion on Virgil Van Dijk of not being dribbled past in 2018/19 as the Dutch defender had an incredible season.
Liverpool’s sensational defender Virgil Van Dijk, with his impeccable record helped the Merseyside club to have a glorious season after years of struggle. Plus, there is one statistic, that is the highlightof Van Dijk’s season Nobody dribbled past Virgil van Dijk with Liverpool last season.
The only player that managed to dribble their way beyond Van Dijk was actually Leroy Sane, but that came on international duties at the UEFA Nations League.
However, Lucas Moura from a rival team- Tottenham Hotspurs is skeptical of this highly praised record, as during an interview with Desimpedidos and translated by SportsWitness, Moura admitted that he doesn’t buy Van Dijk’s record and even believes Tottenham might have broken it.
When asked about the statistic, Moura replied: “I don’t know if it’s true. They say he hasn’t been dribbled past since… whatever. If the guy is past him, it’s already a dribble.
“I don’t know, but the guys must have gone past him now. I know I scored a goal against Liverpool, we lost, but I scored against Liverpool and he was left behind. But he’s great. He is.”
It clearly indicates that Moura does not care about the criteria of someone having dribbled past Van Dijk, but he is certain that he went past the Dutch International, in one of his matches against Liverpool.
Although, it doesn’t mean that Moura doesn’t admire Van Dij, in fact he is appreciative of Van Dijk’s incredible record and have some positive words for him.
“Hey, the guy’s good. He’s two metres tall, strong, and the Liverpool team is a very good fit, with a lot of chemistry,” Moura extolled during the interview.
“So he had an excellent season. He was elected the best in the Premier League, I think. For the season, I think he’s among the three. Among the three!”
It doesn’t matter whether any player dribble past over Van Dijk or not, but his exhibits for Liverpool this season, clearly makes him the best player in the world at his position.
How twitter reacted
🗣"He's good but not the best like people say. They are saying he hasn't been dribbled in months, that's not true because I remember going past him a few times.”
– Lucas Moura on Virgil Van Dijk. pic.twitter.com/GtexIYuUkC
— Transfer News (@EPLBible) July 13, 2019
🗣 Lucas Moura: "I don’t know if it’s true that Van Dijk hasn't been dribbled past. If the guy is past him, it’s a dribble.
"The guys must have gone past him now.
"I know I scored a goal against Liverpool, we lost, but I scored and he was left behind. But he’s great. He is.” pic.twitter.com/hEks8ui5JB
— Goal (@goal) July 13, 2019
You could argue if van dijk is the best in the world but he's sure as shit better than Lucas Moura pic.twitter.com/XPIJCYkPkz
— rmp266 (@rmp266) July 13, 2019
Lucas Moura says that he dribble past vvd 😂
He went past Van Dijk once…
To collect his runners up medal🤣
— Menish Neupane (@MenishN) July 13, 2019
Lucas Moura said he scored a goal that left Van Dijk behind 😭😭 ok buddy, in which of our wins? pic.twitter.com/m3DrOIzlYg
— Andre Bastos 🔴👑 (@andrebbastos15) July 11, 2019
The ball was squared to him past Van Dijk, and he was at the other side of the box from Van Dijk 😂😂 Really expertly dribbled past him didn't you hahahah https://t.co/25t95E8t4D
— Mark (@markpturner1) July 14, 2019