Kaká removed from Copa América squad, and Paulo Henrique Ganso returns after a four year break
São Paulo playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, who caught the eyes of coach Dunga with his impressive performances this season, is back in the Brazilian national team.
The number 10 of São Paulo was called up to replace Orlando City's Kaká, who suffered an injury and will need 15 to 20 days to recover. After São Paulo's match against Figueirense on Wednesday night, the player talked about the support received from club coach Edgardo 'Patón' Bauza, who has always maintained the opinion that Ganso deserves to be with the Seleção. Ganso believes that the opportunity to play in the Copa America Centenário, in the United States, is a "new beginning" for his career in the national team. He said: "Patón has a large share of contribution. Because he not just set our team, but also tactically fit the pieces of the team to perform well, and has been helping me a lot. Out [of the field], he talks with me, guides me, and on the field, positions me in the best place to develop my football."
He added: "After almost four years, I think it was in 2012 the last time. Now it's a new beginning. I have to train well, prepare for what will come, and then do the best. I have to be prepared. The opportunity will arise. When you see it, enjoy."