Alex Teixeira eyes Seleção after fine start to season
Shakhtar forward Alex Teixeira is enjoying life in Ukraine, having already hit double figures for goals this campaign, and is beginning to dream of a future with the Seleção.
Alex, 22, joined Shakhtar for €6 million from Vasco in 2010, and after a gradual adaptation to Ukranian football, has been reaping the fruits of his labour in recent months as the goals flow in his direction.
Always a promising youngster, Alex has developed a consistency of end-product that has drawn plaudits from afar and recently was the subject of great praise for his display against Chelsea in the Champions League.
"Every player dreams of a call-up and I am no different," Alex told Lance. "I'm going through a great phase of my career, with my team-mates, and I hope this is recognised by Mano Menezes.
"He has called Giuliano from Dnipro - at least this shows that he is considering Brazilians here in Ukraine. It's great to be helping Shakhtar with goals and good performances. With confidence, things become easier."