Cruzeiro’s Everton Ribeiro eyeing a place in the Seleção
The attacking midfielder is focused on maintaining his excellent club form and hopes that it will be enough to catch the attention of new Brazil manager Dunga, Goal.com have reported.
Everton Ribeiro was the Brasileirão’s player of the season in 2013 and the midfielder is hoping to win the league title for a second consecutive season with Cruzeiro.
In nine games this season, Ribeiro has directly assisted five goals, scoring two goals and winning possession 18 times. He will be back in action on Saturday evening when Cruzeiro face Botafogo at the Maracanã.
“I think that I’m playing well and helping the team, which is the most important thing. I’ll try and do this until the end of the year.
“It’s nice to be praised. We’re pleased that we’re doing a good job and, more importantly, maintaining our lead at the top of the table. We’ll try to continue this on Saturday.”
Whilst Ribeiro avoided comment on the possibility of an international call-up, he has a good chance of being included in Dunga’s first squad, due to be named on August 19. The Seleção will then play two friendlies, against Colombia and Ecuador, on September 5 and 9 respectively.