Lucas Moura Still Has a Chance to Claim a World Cup Spot – The former Manchester City and Arsenal full-back Silvinho, who now works as a coach for the Brazil national team, will be on the scouting mission in the following couple of weeks during the Champions League last-16 clashes and have a closer look on the current form of Brazilians who are looking to claim a World Cup spot this summer. The first game the former Barcelona player will watch is the duel between Tottenham Hotspurs and the Italian giants Juventus that will be played in Turin.
Even though it is believed that Alex Sandro and Douglas Costa from Juventus will be Silvinho’s main targets in this clash, he will keep an eye on Lucas Moura’s performance as well. It is no secret that the former PSG forward is eagerly looking to find his way back to Selecao, since he was left out of the 2014 World Cup in his home country by Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 25-year-old has won the last of his 36 appearances back in the summer of 2016 and haven’t played for Brazil for over a year and a half now, despite the fact that he was one of the key players of Unai Emery’s forces in the previous season.
After a poor first part of the season in PSG, where Lucas Moura didn’t start a single game, the former Sao Paulo winger completed a Deadline Day switch to Tottenham for £25m and will be looking for a turn of fortune. Many think that Pochettino will make a better player out of him, but the question remains whether there is enough time. Lucas Moura can only hope to hit the ground running for Spurs in the upcoming clash, so as to stay on the radar of Brazilian scouts.
The clock is ticking, since Brazil face two friendlies at the end of March, against Russia in Moscow and Germany in Berlin. The Brazilian Football Confederation stated that these two games will be their last before the start of the World Cup, so Lucas Moura needs to force his way into Tite’s plans as soon as possible.
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