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Moura: It's a gift to be back with Brazil

2018-10-11 12:39
Lucas Moura (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Lucas Moura is excited to be back in the Brazil national side after a near two-year absence.

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The 26-year-old's impressive form for Tottenham Hotspur this season has seen him return to a star-studded squad for international friendlies with Saudi Arabia and Argentina.

Having established himself as a rising star at Sao Paulo, Lucas made a move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 where he enjoyed five years at the club, with 46 goals and 49 assists in 229 games.

The winger joined Spurs after finding himself side-lined in Paris last season, but is thriving as a key member of Tottenham this term.

Lucas spoke the club's official website as he linked up with his national side at Tottenham's training facility.

He said: "I’m so happy to be back with the national team and, of course, to train here, at my home!

"It’s a big gift because it’s so difficult. Brazil have a lot of players, a lot of good players and for me, to be in the national team, is a pleasure.

"I try my best every day, I work very hard and so to have this opportunity from the coach, it is amazing. I've had a lot of difficult moments in the last year because I didn’t play but now to be back in the national team...it is amazing and a special moment.

"I’m so happy because the last time I was with the national team was in 2016. I am so happy for this moment with Spurs. I need to of course say thanks to my team-mates, the staff and to the Club because they gave me the opportunity to get back into the national team and I now need to enjoy this opportunity."

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