Ramires happy to prove point after reaching 100 appearances for Chelsea

Ramires: The goal against Barcelona was one of the highlights of his Chelsea career

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires has expressed his pride at playing 100 times for the club after doubters questioned whether he could cope with the Premier League.

The Brazilian made the move to Stamford Bridge from Benfica in the summer of 2010 and has gone on to establish himself as a key man for the Blues.

He made an important contribution to the Blues' UEFA Champions League-winning campaign last season, most notably when he scored a superb goal against Barcelona in the semi-finals.

The 25-year-old says he has loved every minute of his time at Chelsea and is pleased to have shattered the perception that Brazilians cannot succeed in English football.

"I'm very happy to have reached 100 games for Chelsea," Ramires told Terra.

"I arrived at the club at a time when people still said that Brazilians struggled in England. I'm glad that I helped make this vision change.

"I have only had good moments here. I can't deny the biggest ones were the Champions League title and the goal against Barcelona in the semis."