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Bristol City's Brazilian keeper Basso targets England cap

Bristol City's Brazilian goalkeeper Adrian Basso wants to play for England.

He said: "I was born in a place of poverty but I didn't think poor. I thought to grow and get better in life. Since I was a child I have faced a lot of things. I had a problem with my father. He was drunk every day.

"But I don't look at these things because he is a brilliant father and I love him so much. And now everything is right with him.

"When you concentrate on the wrong things, you become bitter and sad. When I came to England it was difficult. But I did not come here to be a loser. Brazilian keepers don't take the headlines but I would like to change that.

"I know the future is bright. I am 32 and looking forward to playing in the next World Cup.

"You can achieve anything you want if you work properly. I want to play for England or Brazil. I have been here five years, so I can get an English passport.

"My focus is to put Bristol City into the Premier League, so my chance becomes more real.

"People will pay more attention if we are in the Premier League. People in Brazil would see me, too."

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