The midfielder will debut this week with Brazil U23
Rafinha Alcantara is becoming an important man for Luis Enrique in 2015 as he has participated in 15 out of 20 games. With 22 years, the midfielder is a player with great potential and he is destined to be one of the major players in Brazil National Team.
This week, Rafinha has been cited with the Brazilian U-23 team to prepare for Rio Olympic Games in 2016. The Blaugrana may be one of the best players in the team along with Real Madrid's Lucas Silva and Lazio's star Felipe Anderson.
Globoesporte could talk with him about various topics such as El Clásico, his brother or the under-23 debut.
Debut with El Clásico
"For a kid trained in Barça's Academy, playing El Clásico is like a dream come true. Thanks God I had the chance to do so last Sunday, even being for a short period. I was really happy to play this match."
Suárez, Messi and Neymar
"They are normal people, calm and good guys. I learn from them every day. It's a great pleasure to train with the best players in the world."
Playing with Brazil
"It's a fantastic feeling. Like a dream come true. I have always dreamt playing with Brazil, specially with the Olympic Team. I'm really happy."
"I came to help. We have great players. I will give my best."
Relation with Brazil
"All my family is from Brazil. My best friends are in Rio."