The Real Madrid captain has posted his personal Q&A on Instagram to show that he is not hiding from the spotlight at the time of crisis at Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have been knocked out of all competitions within a week. Back to back Clasico defeats against Barcelona have cost them both the Copa del Rey and the LaLiga. And then a humiliating 4-1 defeat to a young Ajax side have also ended their UEFA Champions League campaign.
It was reported after the loses that Ramos had a dressing room argument with the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Ramos was also blamed for taking a deliberate yellow card against Ajax in the dying moments of the 1st leg. UEFA then decided to ban him for an extra game after he suggested in a television interview that he was booked deliberately to avoid a possible quarter-final ban.
After all these speculations, Sergio Ramos has come to the front and has given the answers to all the questions that have been raised and have also supported under-fire coach Santiago Solari. He has posted on Instagram an interview of his personal Q&A.
Sergio Ramos wrote: “As footballers we like to do our talking on the pitch but this season is not turning out that way. Recent events have been disastrous and I’m not hiding. We are not hiding. We the players are primarily responsible and I, as captain, more than anyone. That’s why I thought that the most honest way to answer the questions that are circulating around us would be to tackle them directly.”
Then in his interview, he continued: “Was the yellow card in Amsterdam an error
Why did you record the documentary [while banned for the Ajax match]?
There are certain commitments made and it never remotely went through my head that the game could have turned out as it did. The recording itself was scaled down as the game went on.
Did you argue with the president in the dressing room
“Did you address your team-mates and criticise them? We always talk and motivate each other in the dressing room and always in a constructive way.
“Did you have a confrontation with Marcelo?
We have exchanges in every training session. It’s part of working with pressure. But it’s just an anecdote like so many others that happen from day to day. Marce is like a brother to me.
“Why did you travel to Valladolid? Because I wanted to be close and support my team-mates.
“What’s happening with the coach?
It’s a decision that’s not ours to make and in which we never interfere. We have enormous respect for the position and we always support the Real Madrid coach.
“These reflections are, without doubt, the result of a deeply disappointing season but if success didn’t stop us, we’re not going to let defeat stop us. It’s our obligation to carry on, to work and to evolve. And to remember that some of us are lucky enough to play for Real Madrid, some of us are lucky enough to form part of its history, but Real Madrid was, is and will always be Real Madrid. No one name makes the legend of Real Madrid, but we have all written that legend together.
Together we have to work for the future and restore our hope.”
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