Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan hopes that his form for the Giallorossi can get him a World Cup berth.
The 25-year-old has become an integral part of the capital club’s starting XI since signing from Cagliari in Janaury.
And the box-to-box man hopes that this form can see him go to Brazil with the Belgian national team.
“I am here because Roma had the best project,” he told Radio Liegi. “It was a rejuvenated squad that just felt right at the time.
“I’ve been playing well for several years, and I think I deserve a place with the national team.
“And here I have a better chance of being noticed. A player must be assessed for what he does on the field, and then it’s up to the Coach.”
Nainggolan then commented on his first impressions of Francesco Totti.
“I really didn’t think he’d be like he is. Totti’s such a humble guy, really quiet.
“And then, on the pitch, he is indispensable. On and off the pitch he’s a great guy.”
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