Júlio César hopes QPR form will help him be Brazil’s number one for next year’s World Cup
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Júlio César’s superb form this season has earned him a recall to the Brazil national team for their friendly against England on Wednesday and the former Inter keeper believes he has unfinished business with the Seleção.
César, 33, has not played for Brazil since February 2012 after former coach Mano Menezes lost faith in him after a series of high profile errors, one in particular coming the World Cup quarterfinal defeat to the Netherlands.
But César is hopeful he can change people’s opinions after being recalled by new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
"Football is like that. I have played a lot of good matches for Brazil but people will remember my mistake in that World Cup,” he told the Guardian.
“I can't blame them. The World Cup is the pinnacle. But I want another chance to change people's memories about my history with the national team.
“Also, I want to be part of a Brazilian team who will play a World Cup at home. Besides, there is a trophy missing there [pointing at his trophy collection]."
Brazil have struggled to find a consistent number one since dropping César, but the former Flamengo keeper admitted that he felt good and was looking forward to linking up with the squad once again.
"I feel good and motivated. It would be a dream to play at Wembley again. My only experience was at the old stadium, when I was only 16 or 17, playing for a Brazil youth squad."
Source: The Guardian