Internazionale midfielder Hernanes "very happy and proud" with Brazil World Cup selection and not surprised by Kaká omission
Internazionale midfielder Hernanes has admitted he is "very happy and proud” to be selected to represent Brazil at this summer’s World Cup.
The 28 year-old was named by head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in his 23 man squad last week.
“It has given me a crazy joy because it was the task of a lifetime for me to get into this group,” he told Sky Sport 24, as reported by Football Italia.
“I am very happy and proud to have reached this moment of my career. For a Brazilian player, playing in the World Cup for the national team on home soil is the best of the best.”
Hernanes, who has been capped 23 times by the Seleção, was part of the squad that won the 2013 Confederations Cup and is not surprised Felipão has stayed loyal to the players who won that tournament, with the likes of Kaká getting overlooked as a result.
“Kaká’s exclusion? When I played video games when I was younger, he was already a champion and I called him the monster," he continued.
“For me he will always remain a great player. It wasn’t a surprise that he wasn’t included.
“I think Scolari has built up his team little by little and this decision is in keeping with the others he has made over time.”