The Real Madrid midfielder emphasized that Vinicius will continue to earn a Selecao call-up in the next international break.

Vinicius is more willing to keep working

Casemiro believes that the fact that Tite did not call Vinicius Junior up for Brazil’s upcoming games against Bolivia and Peru did not discourage his club partner. The Real Madrid midfielder emphasized that Vinicius will continue to earn a Selecao call-up in the next international break. “Vinicius certainly wants to be on the national team, but I don’t see him upset,” Casemiro told reporters. “He’s more willing to keep working”. Meantime, Rodrygo Goes could be on the bench for the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia, and Casemiro has welcomed the young striker’s talent. “Rodrygo has tremendous quality,” he said. Brazil will host Bolivia to Sao Paulo in both teams’ first game behind closed doors. A consequence of the strict health safety protocols adopted in the face of the coronavirus.

Casemiro went on to emphasize the importance of adhering to guidelines among the virus. “Of course, we wanted to play with the fans, but there are protocols, and there are lives at risk,” he added. “So we have to adapt to this. And as they say in Spain, this is what it is”. Casemiro acknowledged that “Brazil are always favorites” against Bolivia. Although he also stressed that the Selecao must “always respect the opponent”. He pointed out that while the Bolivian national team has been training together for about 50 days. But the Brazilian was brought together this week. For this reason, Casemiro believes that there could be some “problems” of understanding between the players in the first stretch of the match.