PSG trusts to have Ramos at 100 against Madrid


Sergio Ramos has barely played the equivalent of a match, in three different chapters, with the Paris Saint-Germian shirt, which he arrived half a year ago, harassed by injuries and by precaution to avoid relapses.

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To the central defender, who turns 36 in March, It is difficult for him to impose his legendary stature on the banks of the Seine, although the club knows that his contribution can be key in the decisive moments of the competition and, above all, in the Champions League, the maximum objective.

Therefore, everything is prepared so that Ramos be in full form on February 15, the date of the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League against Real Madrid, the club where he forged his myth.

“We live in the present planning the future”, the coach, Mauricio Pochettino, responds this Friday cryptically, without giving many clues about the veteran player, who has been training for weeks with the rest of his teammates but who did not play, by decision technique, the last duel against Lyon.

The lesson is that, with Ramos, you have to go “little by little”, maintains the Argentine strategist, who wishes like no one else to have the experience and personality of the Andalusian, but who at the beginning of the season already saw how the precipitation did not do more than delay your contest.

Ramos debuted with the PSG jersey in Saint-Etienne on November 28. He completed 90 minutes and his physique suffered. He did not return until December 19 to play half time in a Cup match against a third division and five days later entered the second half against Lorient, before being sent off with five minutes remaining.

The spectators of the Park of the Princes have not yet been able to enjoy one of the most famous signings of this season and although his name was somewhat overshadowed by the arrival of Leo Messi, his popularity remains high.

His absence against Lyon, an important game for the Parisians, denotes that Ramos is still not a key player in the dressing room and that the coach no longer wants any more mistakes.

“The demands are demanding in the present,” says the coach, who recalls that Ramos “comes from a great inactivity, of many months.”


“He is much better, training with the group, it is a matter of time, of going little by little, having minutes, looking for him to be in the best way. The best way to recover is by training, having continuity in training and we are giving time for that, “he responds.

This Saturday against Brest, Ramos could have the opportunity to add minutes of play, the first before his audience. The decision is in the hands of the coach.

As the season moves into the decisive months, Pochettino knows that his team has to take a quality leap to advance.

“We have to work and improve in all aspects of the game,” acknowledges the coach, increasingly criticized in the press for not being able to get better performance from his constellation of figures.

If in attack the stars have managed to alleviate the errors of the team and keep the team afloat (outstanding leader of their league and live in Europe and in the Cup), improvements in defense are necessary.

Marquinhos remains a pillar, the undisputed captain of the team, recognized by all, including Pochettino, but Presnel Kimpembe’s performances are not so convincing.

In the Le Parisien newspaper, the former PSG coach Luis Fern√°ndez does not hesitate to point out Ramos as the best of the team’s three center-backs and, therefore, the maximum candidate to play the key games.

He may not be there to play all the duels, but he will be there for those indicated in the calendar and the next one will be special for Ramos, because the rival, Madrid, still has a space in his heart.

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