The Spain and Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos has reacted to speculations that have trailed his yellow card against Ajax and the belief that he earned it intentionally.
The Santiago Bernabéu captain brought down Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute when his team was leading 2-1, but even it meant he would be suspended for their Champions League last-16 second-leg meeting, Sergio felt he had to do it.
When he was asked if he realized a bad tackle meant a yellow that would ban him from the return leg, he said, “Yes, but I had no choice.”,
Ramos said, a footballer who intentionally gets a booking can be suspended for not just one, but two games.
Uefa started investigations after Ramos said he would “be lying if I said I didn’t force [the booking]” during the game. “It was a very dangerous counter-attack in the 88th minute, with an open match and the tie as well.
However, he recently set things straight to avoid further misconceptions. His words, “I’m very surprised about all this. I was referring to forcing the foul, a foul that was inevitable. Not to forcing the booking.
“That’s why I said that I would lie if I said I did not know that I was carrying a penalty, just as I knew that I had no other choice than to make a mistake. And that’s what I meant when I said that in football you have to make complicated decisions.”
In a game there are many tensions, many sensations and many pulsations,” “You have to make decisions in seconds. The best of today is the result. The worst, not being able to be with my team-mates for a game.”