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“I would have taken Sergio Ramos”- Jose Enrique’s Euro squad thoughts

Ramos axed reaction

With Euro2020 due to kick off tomorrow, 101 sat down with ex-Liverpool defender Jose Enrique to talk all things Spain, including the shock exclusion of their captain.

Luis Enrique announced that he was taking a 24 man squad, rather than the 26 permitted to him by the tournament hosts. However, what was even more shocking was the decision to axe Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos from the squad entirely.

Now 35, Ramos has struggled with injuries this season, but fought back to make himself available for the national team this summer. However, his efforts were in vain as he was spurned by Luis Enrique.

Speaking to Ex-Liverpool and Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique, it seems as though that was an unpopular decision.

Enrique said:

“To be honest I would have taken Sergio Ramos because just his presence in the team with the younger players and everything like that would make a massive difference.

And I believe even when he is not 100%, he’s a player with experience at the highest level. It’s not just about quality at these kinds of tournaments, its about experience as well.

When you get far in the tournament, the pressure starts to hit. You have a country behind you, its not easy.

Whatever happens, we can promise you one thing: no one will ever forget your contribution to this club, captain. No one ever.@SergioRamos Hala Madrid Forever. ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/3HEoerDJVR

— Selma (@selmademadrid) June 7, 2021

He continued:

“These kinds of players, they have experience, they’ve won everything they could as a player both in the national team and for their club so I would not have left him out. 

I understand more [leaving out] Dani Carvajal because maybe he’s not as important, even if I love Dani Carvajal. But leaving Sergio out, I’m not sure. 

When we won everything, The World Cup and the two European cups, our team was Barcelona and Real Madrid players, that was our starting line up.”     

 

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