Ismaily announced his desire to become a citizen of Ukraine and play in the national team.
«I dream of getting into Brazil, but I understand how hard it is. Although I am glad that lately a lot of Shakhtar players got into the national team. You need to work to grow and, maybe one day it will happen.
The National Team Of Ukraine? Still have one year to five years in Ukraine. If I offered to play for the national team of Ukraine, I don’t see any problems. I fell in love with Ukraine and ready to defend the colors of your team,» said ismaily in an interview with «Football».
Ismaily joined Shakhtar in February 2013. Thus, according to Ukrainian legislation, to qualify for a passport of Ukraine 26-year-old Brazilian will be able not earlier than February of 2018.
On the position of ismaily head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko sees the main owned by Shakhtar Eduard Sobol. Also able to close this position Artem Fedetskiy, there is the option of Dynamo Evgeny Makarenko.Ismaily has recently become the main left defender of «Shakhtar» won the competition at the age of Vyacheslav Shevchuk. Just the t-shirt the Brazilian has played 76 matches, and scored 13 points (7+6) according to goal+assist system.