Valencia coach Ernesto Valverde praises PSG star Lucas Moura
Valencia coach Ernesto Valverde has praised Paris Saint-Germain star Lucas Moura ahead of the two sides Champions League clash this week.
Valverde has been impressed by the start the former São Paulo forward has made to his career in Europe and believes his team will have to be aware of the Brazilian.
“He is a very fast player, very technical, which will cause us many problems,” he told reporters ahead of the clash in Spain on Tuesday.
“Despite his youth, he does not escape the responsibility and always appears in the matches. He is one of the best midfielders of Paris Saint-Germain.”
Carlo Ancelotti will be without Lucas Moura’s two fellow Brazilians Thiago Motta and Thiago Silva for the clash and Valverde believes this will give them an advantage.
They do not count on two players that are important, they are great players. Motta knows us well, as he comes from Spanish football.
“Thiago Silva is a great player. It is an advantage, could not be otherwise.”