Fulham star Andreas Pereira is extremely happy to have another chance to play for Brazil.

The midfielder had only featured for the national team once, in a friendly against El Salvador in 2018, and was now called up again by new manager Dorival Junior.

Pereira today held a press conference, and in a video brought by TNT Sports, the Fulham player highlights how much that comeback means to him.

“I don’t have words to say to you and everyone here about how important it is to me and my family. Everyone knows what I went through in Flamengo and how difficult my injury was at Fulham at the end of the season,” said Pereira.

“It’s very gratifying to know that I’m being followed and monitored. I was very happy with Dorival’s visit, he talked to us. It’s a dream come true and I’m here to defend Brazil in the best way possible.”

When Pereira talks about what he went through at Flamengo, he means the mistake that cost them the Copa Libertadores title in 2021. Now even though there was a lot of drama and he’s still disliked by some fans for that, his loan spell in Brazil is what convinced Fulham to sign him from Manchester United for €9.5m in 2022.

The 28-year-old had a major turnaround while playing for Marco Silva’s side, and that’s what’s now giving him the chance to play for Brazil again.

Dorival Junior’s side will now play friendlies against England and Spain in preparation for the Copa América, and Pereira must convince those in charge that he deserves a place at the competition.