Brilliant with Monaco, Caio Henrique is desperately awaiting a first call-up with the Brazilian national team. Nevertheless, a door could open for the left-back since he is eligible with Spain.
Caio Henrique soon to be selected?
The best left-back in Ligue 1 is Caio Henrique (25). In any case, since his arrival in the summer of 2020, few players sit at his table. Even less at the start of the season.
Tite does not change his plans
After an exercise with 2 goals and 13 decisive assists in 49 games, the Monaco player started very strong with already 4 offerings in 5 games in the French championship. Against Olympique Lyonnais (2-1), Sunday, it was with his left leg that the match was unblocked since he twice found the heads of Benot Badiashile and Guillermo Maripan to bend Les Gones. Even if he shows some deficiencies on the defensive plan, his contribution on the attacks is decisive for the princely formation. A very offensive style of play that a certain … Tite would need.
For the upcoming friendly matches against Ghana (September 23) and Tunisia (September 27), the coach of the Brazilian national team has chosen to snub the Mongasque. Some found the decision logical with the approach of the World Cup. Others believe that his absence is not justified given the still neutral performances of Alex Sandro, who has been losing ground for many months with Juventus, and the replacement status of Alex Telles, loaned by Manchester United at FC Sville. Two players who do not really inspire confidence, in front as well as behind.
Deco and Diego Costa push Caio Henrique to Spain
Never called by Tite, will Caio Henrique be tempted by an international career with Spain? Passed by Atletico Madrid, the native of Santos holds Spanish nationality. Marca tells us that one of his agents, the illustrious Deco, pushes him to lean in favor of La Roja. Remember that the former FC Barcelona player, also born in Brazil, finally opted for Portugal, 26, in 2003. A parallel that goes no further since at the time, the playmaker was considered a planetary reference to his position when the Seleao was the reigning world champion.
Diego Costa, who signed up for Wolverhampton on Monday, is also very close to Caio Henrique and also encourages him to favor the selection led by Luis Enrique. Will this push bear fruit? Maybe. Maybe not. The former FC Barcelona coach remains the sole decision-maker and for now, he seems to want to rely on experienced players like Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso. A priori, it will be difficult for the Mongasque to obtain the favors of the Spanish and Brazilian managers by the World Cup. After that, it will probably be a different story.
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