Speaking to the official website, the big defender admits that he is looking forward to what will be a special Christmas for his family.
"Obviously after five wins in six games the confidence is back," he said. "Everything is down to the confidence but what we’ve been doing in training has helped. We help each other, we're running for each other and that makes a difference. When you keep winning games you get lots of confidence.
"It will be two difficult games. They are two teams at the top of the league but we know what we have to do. We've already got confidence and in training we are doing things properly. We've got 100% chance to win both games and get six points."
"Christmas will be a special time for me and the family," he added. "It will be my first Christmas with my daughter. In Brazil we celebrate differently - we celebrate in the evening on the 24th as well as the 25th then we've got training and the game (on Boxing Day) but it will be special for me."