Lucas Moura: Brazil must regain supporters' trust
Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura believes that Brazil's young side must win over the trust of the country's supporters ahead of the World Cup, if they are to stand their best chance of glory.
Lucas, 20, agreed a €47 million move to French giants PSG earlier this summer and is one of the faces of the new Seleção, however he believes that he and his colleagues must do a lot more to help supporters move on from the previous golden era.
Brazil have come in for a lot of criticism for recent performances, but Lucas believes that the side are working hard and, with time, will rise to the top of th world game once more.
"People are a little impatient I guess, we are performing well but we had a difficult time against Argentina, because it was a complicated match," Lucas said in an interview with Goal.com.
"They kept themselves behind the ball at all times and waited for us to attack. But we worked hard to find spaces, and we were rewarded with the late penalty scored by Neymar.
"I know that the Seleção isn't having its best moments, Mano Menezes is still looking for a way to make this team click. I always said that before you had players like Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Cafu, who were the 'face' of the Brazilian squad.
"But this isn't happening anymore, and we have to get something similar from the current generation. It's not a simple task regaining the the supporters' trust, but they will play a big part in our World Cup campaign."