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The 21-year-old finds it hard to make an impression from the bench but has vowed to be as effective as possible when called

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By Paulo Armando and Robin Bairner

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura has praised the club’s summer signing of Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguay international striker arrived at Parc des Princes for a French record fee of €64 million from Napoli and the Brazil man believes the new recruit is an astute addition.

“PSG are a very good team and they have brought in some reinforcements in Cavani to be even stronger,” he said.

After a promising start in France, Lucas has found the going somewhat tougher in recent times and has yet to find the net since joining the Ligue 1 champions from Sao Paulo for €45m in January. He does not believe this is necessarily a problem as he is still familiarising himself to life in a new team.

“I'm still adapting ... I don't regret having signed for PSG,” the 21-year-old stated. “I'm still young, I have a lot to learn and a lot to grow.

“Every player wants to score goals, but I've never really been one to score many goals, so I think I need to remain calm and all. The important thing is that the team continues to win and I'm always trying to help the best way I can.”

Lucas’ difficult spell in France has seen him fall out of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s starting XI for Brazil but he understands this decision.

“You can only choose 11 guys to start a match,” he explained. “Unfortunately, someone's going to be left out. The coach makes his choices and I always have to respect anything he decides. Bernard is going through a beautiful moment and I believe he's got every right to be here.”

Lucas’ next opportunity to make an impression could come on Tuesday, when Brazil meet Portugal in a friendly.

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