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Lucas Moura admits Brazil frustration

Spurs forward Lucas Moura admits that he has become frustrated by his continued exile from the Brazilian national team.

Moura has 35 caps for his country but has yet to be called up for a major tournament and has only been called up once in the last four years.

He told Globo that it does bother him at times, “With everything that happened in those years, at the 2014 World Cup I had a lot of hope of being called up because I was having a good time at PSG.

“Even last year, everything happened in the Champions League, three goals in the semi-final, everyone talks, but the national team doesn’t come.

“It crosses your mind at times: do no coaches like me? Is no one looking at me? Did they leave me aside? I’m not going to lie that this happens in the player’s mind.

“When you’re in a place like the Premier League, playing at a club that is always fighting among the big clubs, standing out, playing the Champions League final and you end up not being remembered, you get this fear of what else you have to do to be remembered?

“But at the same time I understand and respect the decision of each coach. I know you have a lot of options to choose from. I have to keep fighting.

“Today I’m a much more mature guy, I can deal with disappointments well. I have to do my best. The chance to fulfil the dream of playing a World Cup is not to be discouraged.”

 
 

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