The Paris Saint-Germain forward is hoping for a dream reprise of his international career as the Selecao head into a new era following a nightmare end to their World Cup campaignParis Saint-Germain forward Lucas Moura is hoping to return to international football when Brazil coach Dunga announces his squad on Tuesday.
Brazil will meet Colombia and Ecuador as the Gillette Brasil Global Tour resumes in USA next month.
And the former Sao Paulo star, who lost his place in former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad prior to this year’s World Cup, is hoping a new coach will provide him with a new opportunity to prove he can be a major part of Brazil’s future.
“A Selecao has always been one of my goals,” the 22-year-old told Fifa.com.
“As everyone knows, when there’s a change of coach it always raises hopes and increases motivation. We know that a new process is starting, that every coach has a different way of thinking.
“I know I’ve got the ability. I was in the Brazil squad for nearly three years, which didn’t happen by accident. It comes down to me, to always giving my best, because I know that Dunga will be watching. The opportunity is there.”
Moura also revealed his emotions on the night Brazil were stunned 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals and admitted he was left devastated by the result.
“Even in our nightmares we couldn’t have imagined what’d happen to A Selecao,” he continued.
“I was a bit torn between feeling like a fan and a player. In a way I felt like I was there too, as I spent a lot of time in that [Brazil] squad, which barely changed following the Confederations Cup. We watched the semi-final in Africa, as we were already on a pre-season tour, and it was really upsetting.”
Brazil will face Colombia at Sun Life stadium in Miami on September 5 before heading to New Jersey for the clash with Ecuador in New Jersey four days later.