Ramos, Photo Credit: Getty Images
Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, says Spain needs football for both financial and emotional reasons.
According to him, it was an important step for the country as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Getting going needs time, the country needs football as an economic support and the people need it as a distraction,” Ramos says.
“I’m dying to compete again, for LaLiga Santander to be normal again, we have to be disciplined so that we can eliminate this virus.
“I want to send a message of support to everyone who has lost a loved one, we’ll get through this and we have to come together.”
Ramos also provided some insight into what life is like as a footballer returning to training with the new protocol.
“We have to go to Valdebebas in divided zones and following the rules, it’s a bit abnormal and complicated but the situation requires it,” Ramos explained.
“It will be LaLiga who take decisions, Germany has set the example we have to follow.
“We like being with our families but we have to be flexible too.”
That could mean that Real Madrid would not play at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
He said “I’d like to play at the Bernabeu but there’s building work, what’s important is that we play.”
He refused to be drawn on predicting a victor of the competition when LaLiga Santander does return with Barcelona narrowly ahead of Real Madrid in the standings.
“I know the schedule of both teams perfectly,” Ramos says.
“Without fans, making a prediction is a bit brave. Our objective is to be champions.”
Real Madrid find themselves two points behind Barcelona, with 11 games left to be played.
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