Giorgio Chiellini's autobiography continues to give headlines. The defender criticized Balotelli and Felipe Melo, revealed Arturo Vidal's “weakness” (alcohol), and on those pages also spoke of Sergio Ramos. The bianconero defined the white captain as “the best defense in the world”: “They can say that he is impulsive, not tactical at all, that because of him 8 or 10 goals per season are fitted and I if I cause 2 or 3 I do not live anymore, which is very technical and could be a striker, we are the opposite However, it has two characteristics that almost no one has. “
The first, according to the Italian, is “knowing how to be decisive in important games” also “with interventions beyond any logic, even with injuries that he causes with almost diabolical cunning”. In this sense, he remembers the 2018 Champions League final: “Salah's was a master blow. He, the teacher Sergio, always said that he did not want to, but he was aware that falling that way and without leaving that grip, nine times out of ten you can break your rival's arm ”.
The second great characteristic of Ramos, according to Chiellini, is “the strength that he transmits with his presence”. Without him, “stars like Varane, Carvajal and Marcelo, seem like kids from the Primavera team.” Without Ramos, “Madrid becomes a defenseless team” and the defender mentions the defeat with Ajax in 2019: “After the first leg, they gave him two days of sanction because he is authentic: he said that in life you have to choose and frankly acknowledged having sought that card to 'clean up' in the face of the quarterfinals. With him at the Bernabéu, they can be sure that the meringues would not have lost three goals apart. I bet whatever they want. ”