Alan Kardec hoping São Paulo success will lead to first Brazil cap
Alan Kardec is set to make his São Paulo debut this evening against Bahia and the forward is looking forward to achieving great success with his new club.
The Brazilian has spent the past few seasons at Palmeiras and his prolific record in front of goal led to many calling for him to earn an international call-up.
It was never forthcoming with Luiz Felipe Scolari at the helm but the 25-year-old is hoping that he will impress with his new club and win a place in the Brazil team.
Kardec told Lancenet about his move and his happiness at receiving a five-year contract.
“It's different from a one-year contract because come the end of the year, I do not know what will happen,” the Brazilian said.
“Now I have peace of mind, security. I want to have a large following, seek titles, because here there are great chances of reaching the National Team.
“I can achieve all my dreams wearing the shirt of São Paulo.”
At São Paulo, Kardec will line up alongside a lot of star names but he isn’t worried about how he will cope.
Instead he pinpointed previous times at different clubs where he played alongside star players, Kardec said: “I am always grounded.
“I played for a great team like Santos with Neymar and I gradually managed to gain a starting position.”