Here is a thread for everything related with Sporting players that represented their main National Team.
Let's start with Tonel
, who can debut as a first level international very soon...
Tonel: "Sporting opens many doors"
Translated from A Bola
10 Nov 2006
Tonel admits that he was caught by surprise with the call to the Selecção. The centre back, who "was not expecting" to be part of Scolari's choices, considers that the vote of confidence is explained through his performances, but also with the fact that he represents a club with the dimension of Sporting.
"The fact of representing a club like Sporting open many doors, we have extraordinary conditions to grow as players. There is good work at all levels and that helped my evolution.", underlines Tonel on an interview to Sporting's official website. "Mister" Scolari is, now, giving me a chance and I will do everything to grab it. I will work as much as I can, always with the aim of contributing for the best of the group. I don't know if I will be used, but I am already very grateful for this chance", added.
For a long time pointed out as one of the players that deserved to be called for the work of the "Quinas" team, Tonel recalls that "other opportunities have passed", so it was with surprise that he got the good news: "It was a great surprise. I was not at all waiting to be called to the National Team. Other chances had gone and, for that, I was not waiting for this. I am very happy. It was really a big surprise".
Congrats Tonel for your deserved call!