Tardelli keen to grab Man City attention despite missing England audition

29 October 2009 03:32
Diego Tardelli is still hoping to catch Manchester City's eye despite missing out on the chance to play for Brazil against England next month.

The Atletico Mineiro striker has been a regular in Dunga's squads since making his international debut in August.

Centre of attention: Tardelli (C) is eager to catch the ye despite missing Brazil's forthcoming friendly against England due to club commitments in his homeland

But the Brazil boss has left out all home-based players for the friendlies against England in Doha on November 14 and against Oman three days later.

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The games clash with crucial matches in the Brazilian championship and 24-year-old Tardelli is confident that his omission will not affect his chances of playing in next summer's World Cup finals.

'I am happy to stay behind with Atletico and I'm sure that if I work, I can get in the (Brazil) squad again,' he said.

'I want to go to the finals, but we knew that players based in Brazil would not be called up for these friendlies.'

The date with England would have been a chance for Tardelli to test himself against players who he may soon be coming up against in the Barclays Premier League.

City have scouted the joint top scorer in the Brazilian league, who has scored 15 in 25 matches this season, and he has been linked with a winter move to Eastlands.

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Source: Daily_Mail