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Andre Santos is determined to force his way back into the Brazil side
Arsenal full back Andre Santos has responded to criticism from Brazil manager Mano Menezes.
The 29-year-old was described as ‘tactically irresponsible’ last weekend by his coach and had fallen down the pecking order.
“If Mano has said that, he has done so deliberately,” Santos told The Elastico. “He is open, he knows a lot about football and follows the game closely.
“Marcelo had a great season at Real Madrid. He was always in the starting line-up. Mano prefers Marcelo because he is currently better.
“If I want Mano to call me up again, I need to be a regular at Arsenal and show Mano that I have the qualities to return to the Brazil side.
“By playing well next season, I can make that happen. Mano will observe me and recall me. I have no doubt about it.”