According to the sources, this season, Sergio Ramos has been a regular starter for Paris Saint-Germain and is back to his best, which has allowed him to break a record. The Spaniard has already participated in 30 games for the team and has not suffered a defeat, recording 23 victories and seven draws.
Sergio Ramos surpasses Rai, who had gone 29 games without a loss with the Parisians, to set a record at PSG. The previous mark for Ligue 1 undefeated players was 2, and the center-back has now played 23 games in France’s top level without losing, taking part in 18 victories and five ties.
Unbeatable Sergio Ramos
The Spaniard played in Saturday’s 4-3 Ligue 1 victory against Troyes to extend Les Parisiens’ unbeaten streak to 30 games, shattering the previous mark of 29 games held by Rai, the club’s legendary Brazilian player.
In addition to becoming the first club player to not lose in his first 22 Ligue 1 games for PSG, the dynamic center-back, who is attempting to regain his spot in the Spain squad ahead of next month’s World Cup, broke the previous mark held by Argentine Juan Pablo Sorin.
Sergio Ramos, who has made 16 starts across all competitions this season, is experiencing a resurgence in both form and fitness. In an injury-plagued first season in Paris after moving from Real Madrid, the defender was only able to be chosen for 12 starting lineups.
The veteran is also significantly improving the team’s leadership within the club. After a Ligue 1 match against Montpellier in August, Sergio Ramos had to intervene and separate the two quarreling star attackers Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the locker room. The strained connection between Mbappe and Neymar was exposed when they disagreed about who should take the penalty shots in the game.
According to sources in the days that followed, Sergio Ramos then played a big part in settling the dispute between the two. He is believed to have told Neymar to respect the hierarchy at the club and acknowledge that Mbappe was the preferred penalty-taker. Neymar would then be the preferred option in games if Mbappe was not playing or if the side was awarded additional penalty kicks during the contest.
PSG Coach is Happy
The defender has played in 17 or 19 possible games for PSG so far, 16 of which he has started, and coach Christophe Galtier is pleased with him. The coach referred to the veteran as one of the leaders in the locker room. He’s doing fine and hasn’t missed any workouts. He intends to perform at his peak this season.
It is noteworthy that rather than leaving it up to manager Christophe Galtier or the team’s football director Luis Campos, the former Real Madrid player took it upon himself to assume this leadership role with the idea that it would be better for dressing room morale and effectiveness.
Many had worried Ramos’ tenure at the highest level could not be revived because of many injury setbacks over the previous two seasons; he will turn 37 in March. He has avoided fitness problems this season, though, and has developed into a key player for PSG both on and off the field.