Ajax’s David Neres was included in Tite’s Brazil squad for the upcoming friendlies against Argentina and South Korea.
Unfortunately for him, he then suffered an injury in Ajax’s 4-4 draw against Chelsea in the Champions League last week, forcing him to drop out of November’s international fixtures.
As a result, Tite has called up Aston Villa’s Wesley Moraes to replace Neres.
After a splendid season at Club Brugge that saw the striker score 16 goals and manage 10 assists, the 22-year-old left the Belgian side for Villa in the summer.
Since joining Dean Smith’s side, the striker has four goals and an assist to his name in 12 league matches. His performances over the past 18 months haven’t gone unnoticed and Wesley has explained the struggles he went through to get to where he is now.
“It’s a very special moment and I have no words to describe my happiness. I had a hard time getting to the Premier League and I will never forget the people who helped me from the beginning of my career,” Wesley was quoted as saying by Lance.
“Despite being extremely happy and proud, I know I need to stay focused and keep working with more and more dedication. In football, things change very quickly and you cannot relax at any time.
“My first call is already against Argentina and that makes the situation even more special. I believe every Brazilian player has some dreams and with me it’s no different.
“I always dreamed of defending Brazil and will have the possibility to do it, especially in a classic. Throughout my career, I’ve always been down to earth and now it’s no different. I will do my best to prove that I am able to contribute to the national team.”
Even though the Aston Villa frontman has been selected for the national squad, he now faces an anxious wait to see if he’ll get on the pitch.