Ramires rejects club rivalry to form bond with Paulinho
The Chelsea player has developed a special connection with his Brazil teammate.
In an interview with Globoesporte, the former Cruzeiro player explained his understanding with the Tottenham midfielder.
"You know when you click. Just looking at the guy you see [that] you have something in common. We [Ramires and Paulinho] think the same. Simplicity and humility are important things for us. Although we are opponents, we do things together here."
With Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo likely to hold his position in central midfield for Brazil, the London-based pair are unlikely to start together at the World Cup. But Ramires will be happy to be in the squad this time after failing to make it into Luiz Felipe Scolari's plans for the Confederations Cup last year.