Filipe Luis dreaming of Brazil recall

The 26-year-old, who suffered a horrific leg break in January 2010, feels in peak physical condition and is determined to add to his solitary Selecao cap
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis is in no doubt that he can earn a recall to the Brazil squad this season, claiming that he knows his time will come again.

The full-back saw his hopes of representing his country at the last World Cup dashed by a horrific fibula fracture in January 2010 but the former Deportivo La Coruna man is a firm believer in the old adage that everything happens for a reason.

"The injury slowed my career projection," Filipe Luis told AS. "I lost a World Cup, Brazil call-ups and the interest of other clubs.

"But the same week that I was injured I knew that Atletico was interested in signing me, despite me being injured. And I knew that with hard work, I could get back to my original level.

"I believe in destiny and I know that I ended up at Atletico for a reason. This club can grow and I am proud to be part of this project.

"My dream is return to the Brazilian national team and the time will come."

Filipe Luis, who signed a contract extension until 2017 earlier this month, feels that he is now back to his very best and is grateful to everyone associated with Atletico for helping him rediscover his best form.

"I'm in the prime of my career and happier than ever before because of the love from the fans," the 26-year-old left-back enthused.

"I finally feel fully in sync with the club and to fight for the title makes me happy. The extension has been a present. Now I have to to do my part and show that I can remain here all those years."

Filipe Luis made his one and only appearance for Brazil in a friendly clash with Estonia in August 2009.