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Lopes keen to kick on after LA Galaxy debut

David Junior Lopes admits he was a bit nervous prior to his LA Galaxy debut on the weekend.

The Brazilian defender put in a full 90 minute shift in the 3-1 win over Portland Timbers just days after joining the reigning MLS champions from Los Angeles rivals Chivas USA.

Lopes was happy with his performance, even though he naturally had some nerves, but is now looking to improve even further and put in consistent performances for his new club.

"I was very happy for the start," Lopes told MLSsoccer.com. "I think it was a good game for me and for the group because we came out with three points, which is most important.

"We have time now to work on things and improve before the next game.

"It's normal, right? Even though I've played in the league, there were some nerves: a new team, new tactics. But that's normal," Lopes added. "If you don't have nerves before your first game with a new team, maybe something isn't right.

"A good start and a good win like we had on Saturday always gives you confidence to do your job better, do things every time with more focus and concentrate more."

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Andrew Slevison
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