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Lucas doesn't see Kaká as a rival

Mowa Press

Having once again dropped to the substitutes bench to accomodate the return of Kaká to the national team, Lucas Moura insists he does not see the Real Madrid man as a rival.

Lucas, 20, scored in the 6-0 win over Iraq on Thursday night, but it was the 16th occasion that the São Paulo man has come off the subtitutes bench for his side - in just 20 appearances.

Set to join Paris Saint-Germain for €47 million in January, the starlet is not concerned to wait for his chances to shine - for the time being at least..

"I try to take every opportunity, regardless of when they occur," Lucas told Terra. "Some quality players have come in and Kaká has also returned. I am still very young."

Lucas was also questioned over Brazil's ranking in world football, with the South American giants having dropped to 14th on the latest FIFA released statistics - their lowest ever rank.

The youngster admitted that the Seleção were concerned by the drop, but hopes to use the new low to inspire a positive response.

He added: "Of course it bothers us. Brazil have won five World Cups and we are seen as the country of football. It bothers us. We have to show why we have that title and improve our ranking."

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