Ramires: Corinthians defeat inspired Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Ramires believes that the club's big wins over Leeds and Aston Villa in the past few days have been a reaction to the side's devastating defeat to Corinthians in Japan.
Ramires, 25, was helpless to prevent his side falling to defeat against his fellow countrymen, but has spoken of his desire to get back on track and chase titles following the defeat.
The former Cruzeiro and Benfica midfielder scored twice in Chelsea's 8-0 victory over Villa—equalling the club's biggest victory in the Premier League.
“I was devastated by what happened in Japan, but football doesn't let you dwell on things. There are other objectives and if you give up after one failure, things will just get worse,” Ramires told Gazeta Esportiva.
“The team new we had to accept our mistakes and overcome the defeats to Corinthians quickly. We want a title at the end of the season and we cannot waste time.
“It's always nice to score a goal, if two then what can I say. Although I have played most as a box-to-box midfielder, I have always helped clubs I have played for in this way. Anyone who knows my game knows that I like and am able to support the attack.”
Ramires is a candidate for the 2012 Samba Gold trophy which can be voted for here on Sambafoot.