PSG’s Lucas Moura concedes he had hoped to be part of Brazil’s World Cup squad
When Lucas Moura made his big money move to Paris-Saint Germain it seemed almost certain that he would be part of Brazil's 23-man World Cup squad list.
However, the young attacker wasn’t selected by Luiz Felipe Scolari yesterday and he has revealed his great sadness at missing out on representing his country at the 2014 World Cup.
The 21-year-old told SporTV: “Of course I'm sad and upset. I still had hope of being on the list.”
“But I can not be discouraged. Football is like that. I understand the coach.”
The PSG player believes one of his key strengths is his mentality and knows he will get plenty more opportunities to appear at World Cup’s.
He referred to the 2002 World Cup, the last time Brazilian were able to celebrate winning the biggest international event in the sport, and believes the current group of players will kill the nostalgia of that triumph by creating their own history.
Lucas Moura added: “One of my strengths is my head, my mind. I have plenty of time ahead, PSG won another title.
“I will battle because I have much time to go to a World Cup. I'll be in my country during the World Cup, hoping my friends can kill the nostalgia.”