QPR keeper Júlio César looking forward to Ronaldinho reunion
QPR goalkeeper Júlio César has spoken of his delight at a return to the national team for this week's friendly encounter with England and, in particular, a reunion with former teammate Ronaldinho.
The pair first played together 17 years ago in 1996 for the Brazil Under-15 side and have both gone on to achieve great success at the highest levels of European football.
Now veterans of the seleção, both have been recalled by new national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and will join forces as they head to Wembley together once more—even if the stadium is much changed.
“We played a friendly in Scotland and another in London at the Old Wembley,” the Rangers gloveman told Globo Esporte. “With the two towers, it was beautiful.
“We were really excited, because the story is that even Pelé hadn't scored there. It was really beautiful, the stadium was packed.”
Regarding Scolari's decision to offer him a recall, Júlio César added: “ He said he would be watching me. He didn’t say he'd call me up, nothing like that. It was something that gave me even more motivation.”
Source: Globo Esporte