Brazilian also wants an international recall after shackling Ronaldo in Spain.
Manchester United defender Rafael feels that his side have the advantage following the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Real Madrid on Wednesday.
The Premier League leaders go into the second leg at Old Trafford in three weeks’ time in good confidence having left the Santiago Bernabeu with a highly-creditable 1-1 draw, and the 22-year-old full back also believes that his own display when faced with Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo shows that he is worthy of a recall to the Brazil national side.
“(Sir Alex) Ferguson talked to me at half-time because I was leaving some space behind me,” Rafael told Globo Esporte. “I was a little anxious because I didn’t feel that I was playing well, but I did improve a lot after the break.
“We now have the advantage. It’s like it is still goalless and we have the home leg to come, but I still think we could have won the game. We now have a great chance of advancing to the next round.
“Of course my goal is to play for the national team again, especially because I am a starter for Manchester United. I wasn’t called up for the last international (against England) but if I keep playing well, my time will come.”