Stamford Bridge ace dreams of Brazil return.
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has admitted that he often thinks of leaving the Blues to return to former club Cruzeiro, according to Sambafoot.
However, although his home country has a firm place in his heart, the Brazil international admits that until its teams can compete financially with the biggest sides in Europe, he is unlikely to return.
“I even talk to my wife sometimes that if I had a good offer from Brazil, for sure I would come back now, regardless of my situation here,” explained Ramires in an interview with Brazilian newspaper Lance.
“I would return, yes.
“Brazilian football is getting much more attention now, clubs are paying well, and I always say that if I were to return to Brazil it would be to Cruzeiro.”
Ramires has become one of the first names on the team sheet in Andre Villas-Boas’ Chelsea team, and his driving runs from midfield and relentless energy help maintain the high pressing game the Portuguese manager has introduced.
Indeed, he is more of a fixture in the team than more high profile Stamford Bridge stars such as Frank Lampard and Jon Obi Mikel, and their less mobile style of play could well be the reasoning behind that.
Still, it is difficult to understand the reasoning behind Ramires’ words in this interview – especially having praised Villas-Boas earlier in the discussion.
Perhaps he merely looked to laud the Brazilian league and express his love of his former club to a national newspaper from that country.