Lucas Moura doesn’t regret PSG move despite World Cup snub from Felipão
Lucas Moura was perhaps unfortunate to miss out on a spot in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s 23-man World Cup squad and the Paris Saint-Germain winger admits he would have picked himself had he been coach.
The 21-year-old has made 31 appearances for the national team since making his debut in 2011 but mixed form during the 2013/14 campaign has seen him selected on the standby list.
Lucas Moura spoke to Goal.com about his World Cup snub, he said: “If I were the coach, I would have called me because of my evolution and given my assists, also the goals I scored.
“My time in PSG this season has seen me achieve the quarter finals of the Champions League, won the French Championship and won the 2013 Trophée des Champions.”
The overriding question put to the former São Paulo attacker, and to those discussing the talented youngster, is how would he have fared had he not moved to Europe so young.
The Brazilian believes it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.
"Nobody knows how it would be (had I stayed at São Paulo),” Lucas Moura admitted.
“The important thing is that I do not regret what I did. It's a great opportunity to play outside my country and I am learning many things. The tactical part is also very important, you become a more complete player. "