Chelsea midfielder Ramires discusses 2010 World Cup and his time out of the Seleção team
Chelsea midfielder Ramires is approaching his second World Cup after appearing in South Africa in 2010 and he knows Brazil need to learn from that previous experience.
Seleção progressed through the group easily enough but faltered in the knock-out phase and were knocked out by the Netherlands.
Speaking to the official Chelsea website Ramires discussed those previous experiences, he said: "Last time it was my first World Cup experience.
“When I saw my name on the list to go for the first time, I had all these emotions, I was anxious at the time, because it shows the importance of participating in a World Cup.
“We tried to get the first game right, winning against North Korea and getting through the group before reaching the knockout stage, where if you lose you are out.
“We made mistakes and conceded some goals to get knocked out, and we have to improve this time.”
The 27-year-old also cast his mind back to his time out of the national team and surprisingly he admitted he was never unhappy because he always knew his time would come.
Ramires said: "It was hard to understand at the time why I wasn't being called up for the period of a year. My name was spoken about but I didn't go.
"I wasn't unhappy though. When my colleagues were called up I was happy because it was a sign the coach was watching and the team was doing something right.
"There wasn't any minute where I was unhappy, I just knew I had to keep working well for my club and the opportunity would arise again. I was patient waiting for the right time."