Ramos: Calm about Ronaldo, but…


Sergio Ramos says he is “very calm” about Cristiano Ronaldo but admits he does not know what will happen with his Real Madrid teammate.

Ronaldo rocked the football world when the Portuguese Press broke his “irreversible decision” to leave Real Madrid earlier in the summer, although speculation of his departure has quietened in recent weeks.

“Ronaldo? These are personal situations and naturally I can’t add much more,” the defender told Marca.

“The only thing, as a teammate, I can say is that I like playing with the best players and hopefully they’re with us for many more years.

“Perhaps Cris’ case is different to Morata’s, who is looking to play more and feel like a starter. Maybe he’s looking for a way out, so we’ll see.

“My relationship with [Ronaldo] is very good and we practically speak every two or three days, so in that sense I’m very calm.

“How do I see Zidane and Florentino? They’re two very important pieces of our project and when things go well, it’s also thanks to the Coach and from above because everyone is important.


“It’s very gratifying that there’s such calmness from above so that there are no misunderstandings or problems.

“Do I like my role of helping youngsters as club captain? I think we’ve all been there.

“When I arrived at Real Madrid, I had to learn from veterans, like Raul, Iker [Casillas], Cannavaro, people from whom you learn every day.

“I’ll try to help them adapt as quickly as possible. Vallejo already knows the club.

“Theo maybe less so, but we’ll try to ensure they adapt and get them up to speed right away.

“My Madrid reference? Well, aside from our centre-back situation being a bit of a mess back then… maybe Ronaldo Nazario and, like I said before, Raul and Iker, both of whom introduced me most to the dressing room and to the national team in my early years.

“There was also Roberto Carlos and with Míchel Salgado.”