"The English and Spanish leagues are very popular over there, especially because of Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez. It's important and, if I'm scoring goals and doing well, it could help me get noticed.
"As a player, I obviously have ambitions, but the longer it goes on, the less you think about being called up. At the moment, I'm thinking more about playing well for Middlesbrough and that's what it's all about for me. But if I'm doing well here, who knows what might happen?"