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A record man leaves: Sergio Ramos retires from the Spanish National Team after not being considered by Luis de la Fuente

Sergio Ramos with the Spain National Team shirt.

Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

The Spanish defender, with a past at Sevilla and Real Madrid, today at PSG, Sergio Ramos announced on Thursday that leaves the Spanish team, in which he holds the record for caps with 180 matches yy after not being considered by the current coach. However, it must be borne in mind that Ramos has not been called up since March 2021 to play any game with the national team.

The former Real Madrid captain and current PSG defender He made his decision public on social networks and revealed that he received a phone call from Luis de la Fuente, current Spanish coach, and that he told him that He will not count on him “regardless of the level he can show or how he continues” his “sports career”.

“The time has come, the time to say goodbye to the National Team, our dear and exciting Red. in the morning of Today I received a call from the current coach who told me that he does not count and that he is not going to count on me, regardless of the level that I can show or how my sports career continues ”, begins the writing of Sergio Ramos published on social networks.

A letter in which he criticizes the way in which he has to end his stage in the Spanish team, with which he won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2008 and 2012 Euro Cups.

Sergio Ramos with the Spain National Team shirt / David Ramos/Getty Images

“With much regret, It is the end of a journey that I hoped would be longer and that it would end with a better taste in the mouth, on a par with all the successes we have achieved with our Red”stands out.

“Humbly, I believe that this career deserved to end due to a personal decision or because my performance was not up to what our National Team deserves, but not due to age or other reasons that, without having heard them, I have felt”, he continues. .

“Because being young or less young is not a virtue or a defect, it is just a temporary feature that is not necessarily related to performance or capacity. I look with admiration and envy at Modric, at Messi, at Pepe… the essence, tradition, values, meritocracy and justice in football. Unfortunately it will not be like that for me, because football is not always fair and football is never just football ”, he adds.

Ramos also thanked the support received in the Spanish National Team

In the last paragraph of your letter, Sergio Ramos appreciates the support received and takes stock of his 180 matches with the Spain shirt.

“For all this I assume it with this sadness that I want to share with you, but also with my head held high and very grateful for all these years and for all your support. I take with me indelible memories, all the titles that we have fought and celebrated all together and the tremendous pride of being the Spanish player with the most caps”, he underlines.

“ANDThis shield, this shirt and these fans, all of you, have made me happy. I will continue cheering on my country from home with emotion of the privileged person who has been able to represent him proudly 180 times. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who always believed in me!” Sergio Ramos ends with his statement.

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