I told him to be selfish

Euro 2020 loses one of its announced protagonists. Sergio Ramos, pivot of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team was excluded from the squad list for the continental event by coach Luis Enrique. A choice linked to the defender’s conditions after a troubled season due to an injury. The recruiter explained the reasons for the exclusion in a press conference, also talking about the phone call in which he communicated his decision to the person concerned.

In the 24 Spanish players who will take part in Euro 2020 there is no room for representatives of Real Madrid, and therefore also for Sergio Ramos. An absence that makes noise that of the strong defender, reference point of the Red Furies. Luis Enrique explained the choice as follows: “Since January he has not been able to compete in the right conditions and yesterday I was able to tell him even if it was not easy, but very difficult. A choice that leaves me with a bad taste because he has always been at his best, but I have to make decisions for the best of the group. I advised him to be selfish and to recover 100% to continue playing in his club and in the future in the national team. “

Sergio Ramos has played just two games with Real Madrid since last January. Knee problems plagued the defender who was forced to go under the knife. It is useless to run the risk of waiting for him in vain, with the coach explaining his choice to Ramos: “There is a possibility that Ramos can recover before the competition, but I see it tough. ‘It was a decision we thought about a lot. I talked to him in the interval between Real and Sevilla before, but only about his condition. Instead, I keep yesterday’s conversation to myself. It wasn’t easy, but I repeat I have to do my best for the team. “

Although embittered, Sergio Ramos according to the words of Luis Enrique would have accepted his decision: “Worried about his absence? Everything about Sergio Ramos would generate controversy. I know what it means to train at the highest level. I hope and hope that it does not influence the national team, which is ready to compete. The conversation with him was very polite and correct. Can he go to the Olympics? I have nothing to say on this subject. ”


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