With everything that has happened it will be very difficult for Sergio Ramos to stay at Real Madrid. Sergio is a symbol of this club. He has nothing to prove. But so many things are being said about him.
It’s really hard to know what to make of any statements or rumors during the transfer period. A lot of it could just be agents and people blowing smoke in order to leverage a better deal for their client. But sometimes there might be smoke because there is an actual fire.
But the fact that it is public that Sergio Ramos is unhappy with the negotiations is ridiculous. He’s been an integral part of Real Madrid’s defense for years and the foundation of it for the past couple years ever since they moved him from left back to the central position.
Real is known for constantly changing its lineup and going out and always looking for the next big star. But Ramos is still in his prime, still a star and it would be impossible to replace him. He’s the consistency in the back that every team needs and craves.
Oh, and has Real already forgotten that it has only been a year since he did this?
When the draw for the semifinals was made a lot of people thought this was going to be easy for us, but this is a German team we are talking about.
~ Sergio Ramos, 24 April 2013
Borussia Dortmund takes down Real Madrid in an incredible Champion’s League semifinal in Germany. Real Madrid’s captain on the night, Sergio Ramos, could only state the obvious and concede that Real Madrid have a problem with German teams.
We were heavenly, world class. This was Ajax at their best.
~ Frank de Boer, 22 November 1995
Ajax and Real Madrid have not been on equal footing for a while, but in 1995, Ajax was at the top of the Club world. In their Champions League title defense during the 1995 – 1996 season, Ajax stormed to a 2-0 win over Real Madrid. Though they eventually fell to Juventus in the Final, this was one of their best performances in the Champions League. The two teams play again tomorrow in the group stages.
Check out some video on Uefa‘s site, including a cameo of a baby-faced Raul!
Real Madrid and Manchester City played one of the most entertaining 45 minutes of football you’ll ever see in their group stages match of the Champions League. The final score was 3-2 in favor of Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner in the 89th minute. The Guardian’s Michael Cox perfectly summarizes the frantic pace of the last 10 minutes in his post game analysis. Football is most engaging when the players move into a zone where instinct and training take over. The hours of meticulous planning by the coaches had been left behind. It was the experience and ability of the players that brought incredible drama and a thrilling finish.
I’m the only one to have won the three biggest championships in the world. So whether it pleases or not, if one recognizes my value or not… people should may be call me ‘The Only One’ rather than ‘The Special One’ until someone else wins three championships like me.
En Inglaterra, fui presentado como ‘Special One’ (el especial). Gracias a Dios, las cosas han seguido marchando bien y, te guste o no, soy el único que ha ganado el campeonato inglés, el italiano y el español. Por lo tanto, más que ‘Special One’ deben empezar a llamarme ‘The Only One’ (el único).