Chelsea’s Ramires dreaming of Brazil success in 2014
Chelsea midfielder Ramires is desperate to help Brazil win the World Cup in his native homeland next season
Chelsea midfielder Ramires admits he is desperate to help Brazil win the World Cup in his native homeland next season.
The 25-year-old, who has 34 caps to his name, is eager to impress new head coach Luis Felipe Scolari when Brazil take on Russia in a friendly at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
And the Brazilian is understandably keen to be involved with the national set-up next summer.
“I’m working very hard towards this,” Ramires told Chelsea’s website.
“It is my aim, my goal, to be involved in a World Cup at home in Brazil. Not just to take part, but to win it. It is a great responsibility to be playing at home.
“Brazil is a huge country with a great squad, and if we win this World Cup at home we will be heroes forever. But if we lose, I don’t even know what will happen. It’s a great responsibility. There is always pressure and expectation, but hopefully we will do well and I will take part.
“I think the pressure of playing for Brazil is the same as it is for Chelsea. In both situations there are lots of expectations on you. You are expected to do well and win games.
“Maybe for Brazil it is greater because there is a whole country behind you, wanting you to do well. That’s the way it is.”