Corinthians Head Coach Tite believes goalkeeper Cássio Ramos deserves Brazil call upSan Lorenzo's Mauro Matos (L) reacts after missing a chance to score next to Corinthians' goalkeeper Cássio Ramos during their Copa Libertadores match at Estadio Pedro Bidegain on 4th March, 2015
Corinthians Head Coach Tite believes goalkeeper Cássio Ramos deserves a call up to the Brazil national team.
The stopper saved a penalty from fellow goalkeeper Rogério Ceni during Corinthians’ 1-0 win over São Paulo in the Campeonato Paulista on Sunday and was decisive in other situations.
Speaking after that game, Tite was eager to highlight Cássio’s capabilities and suggested he can be in contention for a place with the Seleção, if he can maintain his current form.
"He [Rogério Ceni] didn't miss the penalty. It was the merit of Cássio," he said, as reported by website Xinhuanet.
"I like to talk about virtues. Cássio is a big guy and the goal looks smaller with him in front of it. He anticipates what will happen. He has long arms and it's hard to get the ball past him.
"He [Cássio Ramos] has a lot of potential. I don't like to individualize but I'm talking about the national team. He has everything and if he continues in this form he could be called up.”
Cássio was signed by Corinthians as a free agent in January 2012, after being released by PSV in September 2011.
The 27 year-old, who has won four major honours with O Time do Povo, has been overlooked by Brazil Head Coach Dunga in his latest squad for the upcoming friendlies with Chile and France. Botafogo’s Jefferson, Marcelo Grohe of Grêmio and Valencia stopper Diego Alves have been selected instead.