We know, we know. Partido a partido. There are three more games to play before Atlético win the double and we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves.
But every now and then we can’t help but look forward to the month of June, when the world’s biggest tournament commences, this time in Brazil.
And that’s why, this time more than ever, all Brazilians dream of representing the Seleção on their quest to their sixth World championship.
That’s also why it seems even more cruel that Luiz Felipe Scolari has decided not to call up João Miranda or Filipe Luís, effectively ignoring their part in forming Europe’s strongest defence and best team of the moment.
Instead, Felipão has selected Marcelo and Maxwell for the left back position, while David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Dante and Henrique keep Miranda out of the squad.
Perhaps some will be happy that two of our key players will get some rest during the summer, but I for one feel proud everytime an Atlético player represents his national team, let alone one of the title favorites.
Soon more coaches will announce their World Cup squads to get us psyched for the tournament, but we will know that the home country is missing out on seeing two of its biggest stars.