Inter Milan wingback Carlos Augusto wants to keep proving that he can earn his spot with the Brazil national team.
The 24-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster SportItalia, via FCInterNews, after yesterday’s Champions League group stage win over Red Bull Salzburg.
Augusto has certainly been on an upward trajectory over the past couple seasons.
The Brazilian helped Monza to promotion to Serie A. And then, in what was both his and the Brianzoli’s first ever season in the Italian top flight, Augusto proved how decisive he can be.
Augusto scored six goals and assisted an additional five last season for Monza.
This was enough to earn the 24-year-old a move to Inter. He replaced former Atalanta wingback Robin Gosens on the left flank.
Augusto has formidable competition for a place on the left from Federico Dimarco.
But the Brazilian has already made a couple starts, and has also been a regular from the bench.
This early-season form at club level was enough to earn Augusto a call-up for the Brazilian national team.
The 24-year-old made his debut for the Selecao during the recent international break.
Inter Milan Wingback Carlos Augusto Wants To Cement Brazil Place
Yesterday was Augusto’s first ever start at the San Siro in an Inter shirt.
He observed that “It’s all happening very quickly. This was my first start at this stadium.”
And then the Brazilian made clear that “I want to show that I can return to the national team.”
And Augusto also said that “We’re devastating group. We work together every day in training, we know the mechanisms of the team.”
“I have great faith in my teammates, who help me a lot. And today we got a great win.”
“Today we brought home the win in a scrappy match,” Augusto said of beating Salzburg. “It was difficult and we approached it well.”
“We know that Roma also play like this, and we know that our team is capable of winning these kinds of matches.”