Lucas Moura came on for the last few minutes of Brazil’s 3-1 victory over Belarus at Old Trafford today and was impressed with our ground.
Fans had been chanting his name when it was still at 1-1, much to his surprise, before he eventually replaced goalscorer Alexandre Pato.
“The fans screaming my name was a very pleasant surprise, I was glad,” Lucas told ESPN Brazil. “I tried to do something in the little time I had to play, but most important is that we won and we qualified. The stadium and wonderful, it has a wonderful structure, it is fantastic. For me it was very cool. But now I’m focused on the selection. After that, I will address my future calmly. At the moment, I am player from Sao Paulo and I’m focused on the Olympics.”
Lucas claimed that his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, is dealing with any possible transfer, and that any details aren’t passed on to him whilst he’s playing in the Olympics.
“I do not want to worry about it,” he added. “I’m quiet about it because I am still very young. After the Olympics is over I will decide what to do. If I stay at Sao Paulo, I will still be happy.”
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