Man City’s Fernandinho wants Brazil return

Fernandinho is desperate to force his way back into the Brazil national team setup.

Fernandinho is desperate to force his way back into the Brazil national team setup.

The 28-year old Manchester City midfielder last played for A Selecao at the start of 2012 but is determined to improve his performances at club level in order to turn manager Luiz Felipe Scolari’s head prior to next year’s World Cup.

"Many people ask me why I am not called up, especially after I joined Manchester City," Fernandinho told iG.

"My only answer is that I don't know, some teammates are surprised too, they don't know why that happens.

"I have been playing as a holding midfielder, I could do the same for the national team without any problems, maybe playing along with (Tottenham’s) Paulinho, staying back to allow him to advance, more or less like I do with Yaya Toure.

"I don't know why [I haven't been called up] but I am in a new stage in England, in a new team and a new position, I work every day thinking about returning [to the national team].

"I'll be happy to help and be part of the national team in any position. What I want is to be called up, the manager can then see later where he fields me."

 
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