By FOX Sports Staff
The player joined the Parisiens in the January transfer window, having spurned the likes of Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United. His introduction to Ligue 1 football has been pretty smooth as they have lost just twice this year in the league and currently top the standings.
In the Champions League, they progressed to the last-16 where they defeated Valencia over two legs although they have not dominated their opponents.
This was despite the fact that they boast a host of international stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore.
Lucas, who is also billed as one of the most exciting young players in the world, feels his side do have the ability to take on the La Liga leaders when the two lock horns in the quarter-finals on April 2.
"It will be a huge challenge to take on Barcelona, but we're certain we're as strong as them and believe strongly in our chances of qualifying for the last four," the 20-year-old told the official PSG website.
The Brazilian also revealed that veteran midfielder Ronaldinho was one of his chief influences. The former Barcelona star joined PSG at the age of 21 and set the French league alight with some scintillating displays before moving to the Camp Nou in 2003.
"Ronaldinho is a fantastic player and I'm a big fan. I'm full of admiration for his career because he's won a lot of medals, and above all that he's a friend," Lucas continued.
"Of course I want to stay as long as possible in Paris because I want to leave my mark in the club's history."