Former Juventus defender Lúcio highly motivated to win titles at São Paulo
Former Juventus defender Lúcio has revealed he is highly motivated to win titles at his new club São Paulo.
Lúcio, 34, who returned to play football in Brazil last December after a long career in Europe with Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Inter and Juventus, is determined to help São Paulo, who won the Copa Sul-Americana last year, win more titles this season and believes the success of last year can motivate them to hit greater heights in 2013.
“My goal is to do my best. This is natural,” he told Lancenet!
“We know that being an idol of São Paulo, a large Brazilian team, is important, it is the dream of anyone.
“Demonstrating good performance on the field, good football, pride and joy of defending the colors of São Paulo, this idol status comes naturally.
“I come here to São Paulo to help and contribute. My goal and the groups is to go in search of titles. We know what you've won in the past, but now serves as a motivation for us to go in search of new dreams, new titles, new goals.
“I think so, I believe that the past serves to motivate and show us that we can go far and win more titles. That's my goal here in São Paulo.”
And Lúcio also revealed that, although he has yet to speak with new Brazil national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, he has not given up hope of representing Brazil at the World Cup in 2014.
"I believe that every player who played for the Seleção knows the importance, responsibility and also the love to represent their nation.
"I've been there since I could win major titles. My motivation remains the same. My ultimate goal is to do the best for Sao Paulo and this is a result that does not depend only on me. The important thing is to be well and if this happens, then representing Brazil is a possibility."