Lucas is hoping for a fresh start after dismissing his two Premier League appearances, and two in Europa League qualifiers.
"I didn't count the other comeback because it was so short," said the 25-year-old.
"I played more minutes (88) than people were expecting and now it is just a question of games and training sessions, that is the only way I will get to the level I was.
"I think it was really positive, especially as it is a year since my first injury.
"I was really pleased with the performance. I need to improve a lot but that is a good step I have made.
"Everyone knows it has been a long journey for me to turn around the opinion of people but they really appreciate the work I do for the team and the passion I have for the club.
"It was a great day for me and I hope I have many more."