Chelsea’s Filipe Luís hoping Dunga gives him another opportunity with Brazil
Chelsea defender Filipe Luís is eyeing a call-up to the Brazil national team after moving to the Premier League with the west London giants.
After an excellent 2013/14 campaign with Atlético Madrid, many observers felt the 29-year-old deserved to be picked in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad.
Scolari didn’t choose the left-back but following his dismissal as Brazil head coach, Filipe Luís is now hoping to get more opportunities.
Dunga is the new head coach of the Brazil national team, following his previous spell between 2006 and 2010, and the Chelsea defender is sure he will be given another opportunity by the new man in charge.
The Brazilian was given his international debut by Dunga in 2009, when at the time the defender could have represented Poland, and he is preparing himself to play for his country again.
Zee News quoted Filipe Luís, he said: “I know Dunga well and he convinced me to choose Brazil.
“I am absolutely at his disposition for the next call-ups and I am going to represent Brazil with the same happiness as always.”
Brazil’s next match is against Colombia on September 5th and if the 29-year-old impresses with his new club during the start of the Premier League season then he can expect a call-up.