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.