Lucas Silva: I’ll return to Real Madrid

Lucas Silva: I’ll return to Real Madrid


Lucas Silva is adamant he will return to Real Madrid and prove his worth after a season in France with Marseilles.

The Brazilian midfielder joined the Ligue 1 side just months after signing for Los Blancos in a bid to allow him more playing time and help his adjustment in European football.

Silva started off brightly in a Madrid shirt after joining but lost his place in the team and lost form and confidence towards the end of the season. But he’s hoping his temporary deal in France will give him the boost he needs to succeed in La Liga.

Talking to Globoesporte, the 22-year-old stated: “I intend to have a good season in France, improve, play at the Olympic Games next year, then return to Real Madrid. When I had opportunities at Madrid I think I did well, but then I lost a bit of space. I was adapting to a new style of football and country, but I think it was nonetheless important for me to join Madrid. The last six months were a very good experience.

And he added: “I couldn’t stay under the new coaching staff because I didn’t have a Spanish passport, but Rafa Benitez wished me luck and told me I’d remain in his thoughts. It’s a good opportunity for me to demonstrate my qualities.”