Aston Villa striker Wesley has received the backing of new teammate Willian after receiving his first ever call-up for the Brazilian national team (Birmingham Mail).
The 22-year-old striker was named as a replacement for Ajax forward Davis Neres ahead of international friendlies against Argentina and South Korea.
This is not only Wesley’s first ever call-up to the Brazilian first team, but also the first time he has received international recognition at any level.
Indeed, the Aston Villa striker hasn’t represented his country’s youth teams and his inclusion has been a controversial one back in Brazil, according to the Birmingham Mail.
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However, he has received support from his new teammate Willian, who believes that he has been playing well so far this season.
“He’s doing great, I’ve been following his games a little,” Willian told Globo Esporte – via Birmingham Mail.
“He is a player who is very well adapted, looks like he’s been in England for a while, scoring goals. I hope he can be happy in the Brazilian team too.”
It is good to see Willian, an experienced member of the Brazil squad with 69 caps to his name (Transfermarkt), offering support to a player set to be involved for the first time.
Whilst Wesley’s call-up may have raised a few eyebrows, he deserves the chance to prove himself. In truth, he has done ok in the Premier League so far this season.
Indeed, he has scored four times and provided one assist in 12 appearances to date (Transfermarkt), which isn’t bad considering he is new to the league. And at 22-years-old, he still has plenty of scope to improve.
It will be interesting to see if he is given any game time by manager Tite in Brazil’s two upcoming fixtures.
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