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The Real Madrid skipper picked up a “deliberate” yellow card against Ajax in the first leg of the competition which saw him sit on the sidelines as his team was knocked out of the Champions League in their own backyard.
Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos has said that it was a mistake on his part to pick up a booking against Ajax in the first leg of the round of 16 encounter in the Champions League. The Spaniard confessed that he had picked up a “deliberate” yellow card for a foul on Kasper Dolberg and was sidelined for the second leg match at Santiago Bernabeu. The player watched from the stands as the Dutch side tore down the Real Madrid defence to score four goals in the second leg overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg, knocking the defending champions out of the competition in a shocking result.
Speaking in a recent interview, the defender said, “Absolutely it was an error and I take the blame 200 per cent.”
He also tweeted a post taking the blame for the recent collapse that his side has experienced in the domestic as well as European competitions. It read, “As footballers we like to do our talking on the pitch but this season is not turning out that way. Recent events have been disastrous and I’m not hiding. We are not hiding. We the players are primarily responsible and I, as captain, more than anyone.”
He concluded, “That’s why I thought that the most honest way to answer the questions that are circulating around us would be to tackle them directly.”
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