Chelsea midfielder Ramires looks ahead to Club World Cup
A Chelsea hero for his exploits in the Champions League, Ramires believes he can play an even bigger role in December's Club World Cup, using his knowledge of potential opponents Corinthians.
Ramires, 25, believes that his 'insider' knowledge can help the Blues overcome their potentially tricky opponents.
"I follow Brazilian football and I have played against most Corinthians players," Ramires told Globo Esporte.
"If Roberto Di Matteo asks my opinion, I can tell him what I think about them. There are some things I can say about their strengths, but I can't tell you. I will keep it as a secret so that I don't help our opponents.
"No teams have a guaranteed place in the final, but if that happens, it will be a great game.
"Many of my friends and relatives support Corinthians, and I hope they don't have doubts about who they will support, or we will have problems."
Ramires was quick to point out the importance of the Club World Cup to Brazilians, compared to many in Europe who write off the competition.
"I grew up seeing the effort of Brazilian clubs put into winning this competition and for me this title would be a dream come true," he added.
"This is part of our football culture. I came close in 2009 but that was not possible. Now I'll do everything I can to win this title for the first time, it will be very important for my 'CV'."