Felipe Melo eying return to Seleção
Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo told Lancenet today that he has set his sights on regaining his place in the Seleção this season.
Melo, 29, has not played for the national team since he was sent off for a violent stamp on Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the quarter final defeat to the Netherlands and was made a scapegoat by fans who felt he had let his country down.
He said: "I agree with the criticism of my temper, but if I let my football talk then now I must go to the Fifa World Cup.
"Anyway, I think about going back, because that part (disciplinary) is being cared for. There have been two years already without expulsion. A yellow card is inevitable because I take the position that I play but I have not been sent off for two years. I'm ready to go back."
Melo, who is only on loan at Galatasaray from Italian club Juventus, also spoke about his desire to one day return to play in Brazil.
"My relationship is currently only as a supporter. I follow in every way possible here but one day I intend to return to play in Brazil and Flamengo, of course, takes precedence."