Ramires changing image of Brazilians in 100 games for Chelsea
Brazilian midfielder Ramires believes he is helping to change the perception of Brazilian footballers in England as he approaches his 100th game for the club against Shakhtar on Tuesday night.
Ramires, 25, joined Chelsea in 2010 from Benfica and has gone on to play a major role in the club's recent success, scoring goals in the semi-final of the Champions League and in the final of the FA Cup.
With Brazilians having, at times, failed to deliver the expected results on arrival in the UK, Ramires believes he is helping to disprove the myth that they cannot succeed in England.
"I'm very happy to have reached this landmark of 100 games for Chelsea," he told Terra. I came to the club at a time when they still commented that Brazilians don't stay or enjoy success in England, so I am pleased to have contributed in changing this image.
I have only had joy here. There is no denying that the best moments were the Champions League title and the goal in the semi-final against Chelsea.
"I hope to continue doing well and play even more games for the club. I've never had it so good in my career and in life as it is now at Chelsea."