Sergio Ramos: “I still feel loved despite everything that has happened”

More than 22,000 Sevilla fans at the Sánchez-Pizjuán support the defender during his presentation

On a possible return to the Spanish team: “If things and circumstances change, why not?”


The Spanish footballer Sergio Ramos admitted that he still feels “loved” by the Sevilla FC fans “despite everything that has happened” in recent years with certain disagreements, after being surrounded this Wednesday by more than 22,000 people at the Ramón Sánchez Stadium -Pizjuán during his presentation as a new Sevilla player.

“It’s a very special and emotional day. Many have passed, but like the day I debuted here, today is once again a special day, when I return home. I still feel loved despite everything that has happened and I want to give thank you for allowing me to feel loved in this round”, commented Ramos from the pitch of the stadium.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have made it possible for me to defend this shield again. I have celebrated all the club’s titles from abroad and we are one of the great teams in Europe. To finish I would like to share this moment my happiness in the most sincere way. I’m a Sevilla fan and I’ve come to kill for this shield,” said the footballer from Camas.

After more than half an hour of attention to journalists, Ramos left the press room and dressed in shorts to go out through the changing room tunnel. Since early afternoon, more than 22,000 Sevilla fans had lined up to attend the presentation. Not surprisingly, Ramos has returned 18 years later to the club where he trained as a youth squad.

In said press conference, the cameraman analyzed his physical condition after serving for two years at Paris Saint-Germain. “The truth is that I feel very well physically, but I needed to smell grass and go back to training with my teammates, that adaptation that the field really gives you. And that no matter how much you train, if you don’t return to a team… well obviously you lose it,” he argued.

“Now I’ve been training with the team for two days and physically I feel good. But little by little I will find my best physical version to be there as soon as possible. I’m not in a hurry either, but I’ll be available as soon as possible,” Ramos predicted before opening the door to his possible return to a call for the Spanish team.

“With regard to the national team, as you well know, a year ago I made a decision because, as I said in its day, football is sometimes not just football. And if the circumstances arise, well, who knows. Everyone already knows. what it means for me to represent my country. And well, we’ll see. Now honestly I’m very focused on starting with my team, on accumulating games, on accumulating sensations and well, if things and circumstances change, why not? “, he pointed out about it.

On the Sánchez-Pizjuán pitch, he was accompanied by his wife Pilar Rubio and their four children. Along with them appeared Pablo Blanco, Joaquín Caparrós and Jesús Navas, three very important people in the sporting career of the camero. “Sergio arrived at the sports city one afternoon in April, in a juvenile stage. We were surprised by his competitive character and his personality,” recalled Blanco.

“He came for a couple more days and we decided that he had to stay because he was different. I feel very proud to have him here again. He’s a youth squad player and we have to be with him because he’s going to make us very happy,” added the coordinator of the youth academy Seville.

Caparrós described having Ramos and Navas back in the Sevilla squad as “a real treat”, being “two footballers born and made on the Utrera road and two world champions”. “We have to enjoy them. I remember Sergio when he was going to make his debut at the age of 17, his eyes shone, because he knew he was going to get what he wanted since he was a child with the Sevilla shirt. I am satisfied that Sergio is back because he is going well for us to give many joys”, said Caparrós.

Shorter, but equally sincere, Navas finally spoke: “Thank you for welcoming Sergio because he deserves it. He has always given everything and here he will give his best. I congratulate my brother. I know what he has suffered because We have had many conversations and his wish was to come to Seville. I am very happy because we can enjoy together”.