Ramos: I planned to do a Panenka, but I didn’t have the ankle for it


Sergio Ramos has admitted that he would’ve tried a Panenka penalty had he not injured his ankle during the Supercopa de Espana final.

The Real Madrid captain scored the deciding spot kick for his side in the shootout victory against Atletico Madrid by slotting it into the bottom corner.

“I always take the fourth penalty due to superstition, not because it had been calculated that I’d take the winning penalty,” Ramos said.

“I had planned on taking a Panenka penalty, but I didn’t have the ankle to do lots of little steps.

“My ankle is a bit f***ed.

“I was a bit scared and, as time passed, it seized up and hurt more.

“But once you’re in the game and know there’s so much to play for, you forget the pain.”

“But now it’s a bit f***ed and let’s hope it doesn’t take much time to recover.”

Real Madrid reached the penalty shootout with 10 men after Fede Valverde had been sent off for taking down Alvaro Morata, so Ramos was asked if he’d have done the same thing.

“Yes, I think any player in our squad would have done it in that situation,” he said.


“It was a key move that had to be stopped.”

The Supercopa will travel back to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to add to Real Madrid’s growing collection of silverware.

“Awards demonstrate [the club’s success] more than words,” Ramos said.

“It’s the biggest and most successful club in the world for a reason and it’s because it’s won throughout its history, generation after generation.

“This is why Real Madrid is so big.”

It’s another trophy for Ramos as he aims to become the Real Madrid player with the most winners’ medals in history.

“I older now and I’m very patient,” he said.

“On a personal level, it’s a special day for me.

“When [trophies] come in the latter years [of your career], you see it in a different way.

“It’s always a challenge that I’m two trophies behind overtaking the player with the most in history and let’s hope I can do it.”