Southampton defender Fonte hoping for Portugal call

Southampton defender Jose Fonte has hopes of catching the eye of Portugal coach Paulo Bento.

Southampton defender Jose Fonte has hopes of catching the eye of Portugal coach Paulo Bento.

Fonte says the thought of winning a place in next summer’s World Cup squad is keeping the whole squad focussed, not just the English hot-shots.

Fonte said: “People want be on the plane to Brazil, so we have a lot to play for. In my case, I’ve been performing this season well and I just have to hope that he will be reminded of me, so we will see.

“I hope to go to Brazil, yes. To be honest, I have had no contact. But why can’t I dream about it? If I keep playing, and keep playing well, I hope I have a chance at least to prove myself.”

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