'I deserve to go to the World Cup' - Nainggolan

The midfielder believes he has been consistently good for the last few seasons and should be rewarded with a spot in Marc Wilmots' side

Radja Nainggolan believes his form for Roma can help secure a deserved place in the Belgium squad for the World Cup.

The midfielder has played 16 times for Roma since joining from Cagliari on loan in January with a view to a permanent switch. 

And Nainggolan, who has already agreed a four-year contract with the Stadio Olimpico outfit should the arrangement be made permanent, is hopeful of going to Brazil after becoming a regular in the Serie A side's starting XI.

"I've been playing well for several years and I think I deserve a place with the national team," he told Radio Liegi.

"It was a rejuvenated [Roma] squad that just felt right at the time 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."