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Spurs ace Lucas: I beat Van Dijk - he's not that good!

Tottenham forward Lucas Moura has dismissed claims Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is the best in the world.

Lucas was on the losing side as Liverpool won the Champions League final in May.

Statistics suggest Van Dijk hasn't been dribbled past in his last 64 appearances for Liverpool.

But when told of the claim, Lucas said: "Dude, now this question there 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.

"Have I already gone past him? I don't know, but the guys must have gone past him now.

"I know I scored a goal against Liverpool (at Anfield in Tottenham's 2-1 defeat in March), we lost, but I scored against Liverpool and he was left behind. But he's great. He is."

He also told Desimpedidos: "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. So he had an excellent season."

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