Lucas Moura focused on São Paulo
Lucas Moura insists he is fully committed to São Paulo despite the fact that he will be playing for Paris Saint-Germain next year.
The 20-year-old, who helped Brazil win silver at the Olympics earlier this summer, will head to the Parc des Princes in January, after PSG agreed a fee worth €45million (£35.5m) with São Paulo to acquire his services earlier this month.
Until then, Lucas will continue playing for São Paulo, who he scored for last night in their 3-0 victory against Ponte Preta.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Lucas admitted that he was pleased to be back playing for the Tricolor Paulista again after spending the last few weeks on international duty with Brazil at the Olympic Games.
''I am very happy,'' he said. ''I was eager to play at the Morumbi and to wear the São Paulo shirt again.
''For all that has happened recently, my responsibility has increased and I'm ready to deal with it.''
The young attacking midfielder recently stated that he was determined to help São Paulo qualify for the 2013 Copa Libertadores before he leaves the club, and when asked by a reporter if that still remains his aim, Lucas said:
''I will take my time to achieve this objective. I know it will be difficult and there is a lot of pressure, but I'm ready to give it everything.
''Football is a team sport, and I have always said I am not a saviour. However, I can assure you that I'm 100 per cent focused on helping the team.''