Ramos Interview on RealMadrid.com

25 Apr

Moody, hot…this could work!

Real Madrid’s photogs are at it again – some very good pix of The Ramos and some very, very bad.  Read on for the interview and the horrors that photographers have visited upon Mr. Hot Pants…

Okay, he looks cute in this one but the hair gel is back and he’s wearing another dishcloth scarf from The Sergio Ramos Home Collection. Now available at Target! Iker also apparently buys stuff from his collection. I’ve got to say, this dishcloth is better than some of the other ones that he has worn recently.


“The team is as united as ever and will give its all on the pitch”
by Laura Navas / Translation by Michael J. O’Donnell

Sergio Ramos embodies the spirit of the Real Madrid squad prior to the Champions League semifinals against Barcelona. The defender and second team captain analysed the coming fixtures with the eternal foe.

OMG. Worst Photo EVER!

Great victory against Valencia on Saturday. The team played a serious and solid game.

I’m happy with, and proud of, the team we have. I believe all Madridistas who saw the game enjoyed themselves watching footballers who normally don’t get a chance to play. They proved this side doesn’t just have eleven important players. We are all equally important and we live up to expectations on the pitch. Kaka, Canales, Granero and Higuain played at Mestalla. The latter has just recovered from a serious injury and was very excited to be starter. They all responded.

Regular starters are probably even more excited to play in the Champions League. The entire squad is focused on the semifinals…

It is essential for us to reach such a crucial stage in the campaign, and it is important that all men on the squad get playing time. We all have the same excitement and we all want to help out. The squad as a whole is what really matters, not individual players. The team is more united than ever and we all want to accomplish important things. We are on the right path. We proved it at Mestalla and we do so in every training session.

The support of the Bernabeu will be essential once more against Barcelona.

That’s right. We are all very proud of the crowd’s response this season. There was a change during the campaign by which our fans became even more devoted and excited. It happened when we faced Olympique Lyonnais, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at the Bernabeu. It’s the fans who have to score the first goal for us. Every visiting side at the Bernabeu has to be weary of the atmosphere. They must really be aware of what it means to play at a stadium like ours. Our fans are essential to us and they are the ones we are really grateful to.

How do you expect the Bernabeu to react on Wednesday?

You don’t expect less than what it’s been like in recent games because you get used to that. The response of the crowd is essential to us. We expect the Bernabeu to embrace its team, to give us support to the very last minute and to never doubt we will give our all on the pitch. I believe that is precisely what the fans are grateful for. Those are the values the club instills and we must showcase them on the pitch.

How is the squad feeling before such an important game?

It is more united than ever. We are all extremely excited about the times we are living. The Champions League is a very important competition and it is at stake for us. Now is when we must show everyone how excited we are.

How’s Mourinho doing?

He is as relaxed as he always is. The coach never changes his philosophy, style and habits. He has a clear idea of what he wants and we will continue to work in the same way. We will not modify our work for any team.

The match on Wednesday will be important, but not decisive. You will then face Barcelona at Camp Nou in the return leg.

That’s something we must always have in mind. This is a 180-minute game. The work we’ve been doing so far and our knowledge of our opponent will make us play similarly to our first two games against them, but we must realise it is a 180-minute game.

What worries you the most about this match?

Given the fact that it’s a Champions League semifinal against Barcelona, what I most want is for the game to be clean, healthy and sportsman like. I’d like people to avoid exaggerating injuries or fouls, and for the referee to be completely impartial to both sides. People even criticized a correct call the ref made at the end of the Copa del Rey final, which I think is too much. Above all, I’d like Madridismo and all football fans to enjoy this celebration of the sport.

This will be the third Clasico this month, but expectations and excitement are as high as ever.

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have great players and no one knows what will happen. We all know of the responsibility we have and what it takes to defend these crests. We will have to give our all to win.

Is there a favorite in these games?

We don’t regard ourselves as favourites because we won’t earn anything by assuming so. I believe it’s been simplicity, humility and hard work that have taken us this far. Those are the values we must uphold.

13 Responses to “Ramos Interview on RealMadrid.com”

  1. notoriousjk April 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Someone needs to put that scarf to better use…………or a turtle can use it to sleep on.

    Oh Sergio you & your fashion choices…..

  2. HermosaChica April 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Hahaha, aww poor Sergio, he looks like a crab in the third photo. 😆

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

      LOL! I wish he had left the hair gel at home. His hair would have looked so much cuter if it was fluffy.

      • Cosi April 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

        Hmmmmmm not to spark a major debate, but actually, I think I’d rather have the hairgel than that overly poofy hair he had during all the post-WC appearances, if you know which hairstyle phase I’m referring to (aka NO hairstyle), which just made him look really sleepy for a month… hairgel to me anyway seems to be the lesser of the two evils, lol!!

        But headband-less/hairgel-less Sergio with a huge smile, like post Copa del Rey=perfect 🙂

        • Cosi April 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

          Well, to be fair, i guess he *was* still trying to grow out that Justin Beiber haircut he had gotten…

        • Maisoun April 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

          I actually like the slicked back hair better too, its definitely WOOF-worthy to me & reminds me of his signature indio style, while the fluffiness…just makes me want to hose him down *cue nastiness* 😉

  3. emily April 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    Yep. Pretty much the worst photo ever. Combine poor pose, ridiculous, I say I say, r-r-r-r-diculous Target dishcloth around neck, and bad hair, mix with RM photographer, bake 1 hour. Feh!

  4. Maisoun April 25, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    He’s missing his ‘M’ ‘C’ & ‘A’ in the third pic…

    But other than that, GOOD GOD! Look at the smolder, the close ups, the profiles! *sends pics to printer* I joke I joke 😉

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 25, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

      Oh don’t worry, I’m sure some other RM photog will force some poor bastard to form the other letters eventually (my guess? Mesut, Canales, Albiol). 😉

    • IsaBella April 26, 2011 at 6:13 am #

      I personally like the portrait one best, it’s a great shot.

  5. forza sergio ramos August 2, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    yahu sergio ramos’un bulunduğu o mekan neresi? pamukkale’ye çok benziyor…

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