PSG’s Lucas Moura admits his confidence is growing after more productive season in Paris
Lucas Moura spoke exclusively to the Guardian ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Chelsea tonight and believes he is finally settling into European football.
Moura moved to Paris in the 2013 January transfer window but has taken some time to establish himself in the PSG team.
And although he has hardly set the world alight this season, he is slowly showing why he came with an excellent reputation.
Moura said: "If there is anything I wanted to learn in Europe it was how I could be more of a team player.
"I guess it is working. And when you see an unbelievable player like Zlatan (Ibrahimović) smiling like a child after you set him up for a goal, it's such a buzz."
Although as mentioned Moura has hardly set the world alight in Paris, he did recently nearly score a sensational solo goal.
The 21-year-old joked that PSG manager Laurent Blanc told him he could have the rest of the season off had he ended his surge past several players with a goal.
"There have been more starts for me this season and that can only boost a player's confidence,” said the Brazilian.
“It's a shame that ball against Marseille didn't go in, though.
"The 'mister' told me later he would have laid off me for the rest of the season if it had!"