PSG’s Lucas has another to chance to shine on Europe’s biggest stage
One year ago the Brazilian made an impact on his Champions League debut. One year on, he needs to rediscover this same form to improve his chances of a place in the national team.
Approximately one year ago, midfielder Lucas arrived at Paris Saint-Germain with huge potential.
In the Champions League second round against Valencia at the Mestalla he put in a fine display as the French champions ran out 2-1 winners. Most eyes at the time were on another star: David Beckham. Lucas’s performance in the game, however, led many to say that he could be the ‘new Pastore’.
Almost a year later and again PSG will play in the second round of the Champions League, this time against Bayer Leverkusen, but the 21-year-old’s potential has almost been forgotten by the national team coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari.
With the signing of Cavani, Lucas lost his space. Rumours even circulated that the Brazilian might be on his way out of PSG with Juventus the rumoured destination.
However, the former São Paulo star has regained his place in the team. Despite only scoring three goals in 18 games this season, he has become a regular. He’s played in all of PSG’s games in 2014 and has been creating a lot of opportunities with great passes.
On Tuesday against Bayer Leverkusen he has a fresh chance to show Felipão that he should be taken with the Seleção to the World Cup.