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Botafogo’s Lucas was always confident of Copa Libertadores victory and in his own ability

Jefferson was Botafogo's star man but Lucas made the goal
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Botafogo defender Lucas Marques admits he was able to assist the only goal of the game during his team’s win over Independiente in the Copa Libertadores because he was confident.

The 25-year-old crossed in for Juan Carlos Ferreyra to score the only goal of the game on Tuesday night and he spoke with Lancenet about his pivotal moment.

Lucas said: “I was very confident that everything could work out. At the time that the player moved, I was free and thus the chance of hitting him became much higher.

“I knew Ferreyra was in the area and I had the tranquility, I lifted my head. We were happy with that play and got the goal. It was worth all the effort and dedication to achieve this victory.”

Lucas has only just returned from an ankle injury following more issues last year but he believes he will only continue to improve with the more matches that he plays.

The Botafogo defender concluded: “I returned from injury and need to find my rhythm. Every time I play I still need even more. I will definitely continue to evolve and progress.”


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