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Lucas Moura Still Has Copa América Aim

Spurs winger Lucas Moura says that playing his way into Brazil’s Copa América squad remains one of his targets for this season- but he acknowledges that the competition is stiff.

With the likes of Willian, Douglas Costa, Richarlison, Neymar and emerging talent like Lucas Paquetá competing for the wide positions, Lucas knows he is an outside bet.

“Playing in the Seleção always moves a lot with me, always been a great goal. I always wanted to wear the Seleção shirt, I always wanted to represent my nation,” he told Goal.com.

“I always have the hope and the expectation of being summoned. I know it is difficult, because there are many options in my position, with several good players that can represent the Seleção well. I have worked hard and strong. Let's see what will happen.”

Lucas has never truly established himself in the Brazil team for a sustained period, which he also acknowledges, “Maybe I missed an opportunity to play, to have a run in the team.

“I was in the Seleção for almost three years in my early career, but even then I never had a sequence as a starter. Respect and I have always respected the coaches, their options and their opinions.

“It's football, right? Many things can still happen. Today I feel very well, I feel able to represent my country. When a new call comes, I will try to seize the opportunity.”


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