Lucas Moura's five-point plan: "If we get a chance to kill Chelsea, we have to kill them"
- Full name: Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva
- Date of birth: August 13, 1992
- Place of birth: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Height: 5ft 8in
- Position: Winger
- Clubs: 2010-12 Sao Paulo (128 games, 33 goals) 2012- Paris Saint-Germain (110, 13)
- Country: Brazil (31 caps, 4 goals)
Don't get complacent
“I remember [last season's first leg] very well. We had such a good performance in Paris, an awesome night and got the result we wanted. After that 3-1 win, a lot of people thought we had already advanced to the semi-finals because, if I’m not wrong, we hadn’t lost any match that season by a difference of two goals and most important, not scoring. You have no idea how frustrating losing in London was, especially that way, we were really confident about going through to the next phase.”
“Maybe our biggest mistake were those three minutes; we weren't concentrating as much as we should have been. We all know that any second of distraction can be fatal in a Champions League game and I believe we learned the hard way. We need to pay more attention this time and if there’s any chance to kill Chelsea, we have to kill them. This tournament is not like Ligue 1 where if we lose one match we can still recover.”
Don't allow Chelsea an away goal
“We’ll be deciding our future once again at Stamford Bridge, but playing at home the first game is not that bad. We proved that last season. And after all – I don’t have to remind anyone about this – the final result was 3-3 and we were only sent home because of the away goals rule. I’m not a big fan of this regulation.
"A goal is a goal any place you score, they have the same importance. It doesn’t matter about the stadium. So if we consider the aggregated result it was 3-3. We should ensure we don't suffer any goal in the first match.”
Make sure David Luiz is shooting the right way
“David Luiz should be careful not score an own goal this time – he’s in our side now [laughs]! Just kidding. We’re all very happy to have him by our side now and we can see how motivated he is for this game against his old club. I’m sure he’ll do all he can to try and help us reach the final.”
“Our reaction when we found out that we would meet Chelsea again was relaxed. The funny thing was that the matches [in this season's last 16] were basically the same as last season.
"When we saw that we would be playing them again, we felt even stronger, more motivated and since the draw we’ve carried in our head the idea that we have a new chance to build a new history.”