“But I will keep working to do well for Brighton and then get back into the national team.”
“Hopefully I will be back. It is hard because we have great young players like my friends in Portugal, but some of them play abroad as well.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “I have always played for the national team. Now it’s a year that I’ve not been in the under-21s and of course I want to play for my country.
The Liverpool loanee hopes that a number of impressive performances for Albion will ensure that he works his way back into coach Rui Jorge’s plans.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s attacking midfielder Joao Teixeira is targeting a return to the Portugal under-21 squad after being out of international action for over a year.
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“I play number 10 behind the striker but sometimes they ask me to play more on the right or more on the left, but I’m not bothered about it, I just want to play!”
The 21-year-old has played in a variety of positions across the front three and admits that he does not mind where he plays, as long as he gets game time.
Teixeira made his Albion debut in a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City, but announced himself in a blue-and-white-striped shirt by scoring twice in as many games, firstly in a superb 2-0 victory over Leeds United and then in a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers at the Amex.