Chelsea

Ramires: We must win a trophy

January 10, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea midfielder Ramires believes winning at least one trophy is a minimum requirement this season.

Ramires
GettyImagesRamires has scored eight goals this season

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Ramires has targeted victory in at least one of the available competitions after the Blues endured a topsy-turvy start to the season under new manager Andre Villas-Boas. Chelsea currently lie 11 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City, but also have the Champions League and the FA Cup to fight for this season.

"Everybody is trying to get better all the time and with the new manager, that's what we're aiming for, Ramires is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.

"We will try to win all of the trophies. The minimum is one trophy. You must have that, but we are going to work hard for all three."

The 24-year-old also suggested that although the squad had not significantly changed under Villas-Boas, there was a new philosophy starting to take effect at Stamford Bridge.

"The players are the same. I don't think the team is better but there is an aim," he said.

"The priority for [previous boss Carlo] Ancelotti was more to defend and Villas-Boas is more forward-looking, more to attack. It's the Portuguese style."