Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo says he was delighted to open his account for Brazil after grabbing a goal in their 2-0 win over Uruguay.
Arthur put in a good shift and got his first international goal after helping Brazil continue their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a win over Uruguay.
The Juventus midfielder’s deflected effort opened the scoring in the 34th minute in Montevideo. Not long after, Richarlison doubled the lead and Edinson Cavani later saw red for the hosts on Tuesday.
Tite’s men made it four wins from four to begin World Cup 2022 qualifying. The result also saw the Seleção extend their unbeaten run against Uruguay to 11 games.
After scoring his first goal in Brazil colours, Arthur was delighted to make an impression in the national team.
“It’s an indescribable feeling,” Arthur said as quoted by Football Italia. “I have been looking for it for a long time.
“It’s always special to score, but the first goal is even more special. Tite treats us all the same and is very close to his players.”
“I knew I wasn’t being called up because I didn’t play for Barcelona. But I worked hard to get back here.”
Off to club action, Arthur switched to Juventus from Barcelona over the transfer window and has already seen decent game-time under new boss Andrea Pirlo.
The 24-year-old says he is looking lo learn even more under new tutelage of the Italian manager.
“He’s a great coach,” he added. “He has great football knowledge, knows the feelings and emotions of the players on the pitch and is doing a great job.”
“I have a lot to learn from him.”