Chelsea’s Ramires has been speaking about his most recent appearance for Brazil and his hopes for the summer.
In an interview with ESPN Brasil and later published by Sky Sports, the 26-year-old spoke of his honour at being included in his country’s recent win over South Africa, along with his hopes for the upcoming World Cup in his homeland.
“Thank God I had the pleasure of participating in the positive way of a big part of our preparation for the World Cup; that makes me feel very honoured,” he said.
“We closed that stage with another win and now everyone will try to keep doing their best for their clubs until the final call up, which I hope to be part of.”
Ramires is enjoying another impressive season for Chelsea, making 38 appearances to date in all competitions.
He has also played in seven friendlies for Brazil this campaign so his place in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s final squad seems likely if not absolutely certain.
With the preliminary squad being announced in May, Ramires has another two months to ensure his name is on that list.
An underrated player by those who do not watch him regularly, Ramires deserves his place at football’s grandest tournament.
But you can be sure he will not rest on his laurels, and that added drive could see Chelsea benefit in what remains of a potentially triumphant season.
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