Fred says he doesn’t expect to play for Brazil again.
The 31 year old ex-Lyon striker Fred has said he is unlikely to represent his national side in the future.
He’s scored 18 times in 39 games whilst playing for the South American giants, but was vilified by the media and fans after a poor World Cup last summer.
He has not been called up to a Brazil squad since Scolari’s departure in July last year, and says he no longer is thinking about a return. His announcement comes despite his fine club form for Fluminense, which has seen him bag 80 goals in 124 games for the Rio-based side and includes five in his last six.
“Honestly, returning to the national team is no longer something I think about it. I am concentrating solely on [club football] here at Fluminense,” he told Radio Globo in an interview.
“I’ve got five goals [this season], but I could have eight or nine already,” he added. “I’m always trying to evolve and improve, and now I just want to work on being as decisive as possible for Fluminense, I’m not interested in the national team.”