Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is aiming to get back his place in the Brazil side ahead of next summer FIFA World Cup on home soil.
The Liverpool star, who has endured a long spell on the sidelines due to several injuries over the last couple of years, is still hopeful of forcing his way back into the side ahead of the spectacle next summer. The Reds midfielder has not featured for the Canaries in the last two years, first being ruled out by an ACL injury and then again last season due to a thigh problem. He also missed the FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil that the Brazilian team won for the third successive time.
But the 26 year old still has hopes of breaking into the side, adding that he can bring to the Brazil what he does to the Liverpool team – providing an extra layer of protection for the defenders at the back as well as play balls to the attacking players. He mentioned that this has been his job at Liverpool and if he does it right, it could hand him a ticket to next summer’s World Cup. He mentioned that he played the same role under Mano Menezes, the former coach of the Brazilian national team who had given him a greater role in the side.
He also admitted that every match the team plays without him diminishes his chance of playing at the World Cup because there is not much time to adapt to the team’s style of play but he is not willing to give up just yet and there is still time for him to force his way through to the Brazil side once again and has vowed that he will work extra hard to realize his dream of playing the tournament.