Chelsea’s Ramires feels Brazil squad is united and getting stronger ahead of World Cup
Chelsea midfielder Ramires believes Brazil are getting stronger and stronger and will be well placed to win their sixth World Cup this summer.
The 26-year-old also revealed his ambitions to feature in this summer’s tournament and the importance of having a united squad.
The Chelsea midfielder was speaking to ESPN Brasil about his international aims for the rest of the season. Sky Sports quoted Ramires, who said: “What is important is that Brazil's squad are united and getting stronger and stronger, and we will be at our best level to win the sixth World Cup title for our people."
Although the former Benfica midfielder has been in many of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s most recent international squads, the Blues regular missed out on the Confederation Cup victory last summer.
That snub is inspiring him to try and earn a place in the Seleção squad for the World Cup and he thanked God for playing in Wednesday’s 5-0 friendly win over South Africa.
Ramires said: "Thank God I had the pleasure of participating in a positive way of a big part of our preparation for the World Cup, that makes me feel very honoured.
"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."