Tottenham star Lucas Moura has received his first call-up to the Brazilian national team since June 2016, the club has confirmed.
The winger has made an impressive start to the season, scoring three goals – including a brace against Manchester United at Old Trafford – and nailing down a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred starting line-up.
He hasn’t scored since that memorable night in Manchester, but Lucas’ pace and dribbling ability have helped Spurs move within two points of the current Premier League leaders Manchester City in recent weeks.
And that form has now been recognised by Brazil, who have added the former Paris Saint-Germain attacker to their squad for the first time in over two years.
Lucas has played for the Brazil senior team on 34 occasions, scoring four goals – all of which came between 2011 and 2013.
Brazil are currently training at Hotspur Way ahead of a clash with Saudi Arabia on Friday, meaning Lucas will be more than familiar with his surroundings.
Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen won’t play during the international break because of a stomach injury that Denmark coach Age Hareide says could be serious – read more here.