Zidane and Ramos greet each other in a Real Madrid-Eibar.SUSANA VERA / Reuters
In the midst of the downpour that falls on Sergio Ramos, his coach, Zinedine Zidane, again extended the protective mantle to try to excuse the player for an episode that has damaged his image very much at the wrong time: three months after his contract expires and with negotiations that have been going through months. "Nobody's fault. Neither the national team nor Madrid. It's football and these things happen ”, the coach started in the previous one against Eibar (16.15, Movistar Laliga), a match that was talked about between little and nothing.
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Everything in the white galaxy continues to revolve around the captain, who will miss a stretch of decisive clashes (from the outset, the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Liverpool and the classic against Barcelona) because he returned injured from the concentration with Spain, to which he attended with the main objective of approaching a record of caps (he is four of the 184 of the Egyptian Ahmed Hassan) when just before he was left out in front of the Celta in the League due to physical discomfort
The questions at the press conference fell like an incessant trickle and the Frenchman, with his usual calm, was clearing them in his own way: without going into great details, but always with the intention of protecting the Sevillian central defender. “It was good to go with the national team. It is true that he did not go to Vigo, but after three or four days he felt better. It has been a normal process. There he played little and after the game [against Kosovo, the last of the three] he had a sensation. It's a small injury, "he added.
The white coach avoided the question of whether he ever spoke with Ramos about the advisability of going with Spain when he was coming out of a meniscus injury in his left leg that sent him to the operating room and had him two months off. “There is a coach who chooses his players and that's it. I do not enter anything. And then you may or may not go. Sergio was eligible, what happened was and happened ”, he defended.
“ There is no plan with Hazard, we go day by day ”
Yes he wanted to be more specific when it came to separating this episode from the Andalusian's renewal. "I do not think it complicates its continuity," he said. “What we want is for him to stay here. Unfortunately, the injury could not be avoided, like others this year. If you look at all the ones we've had, it's a lot, "he said. Unlike on other occasions, in which Zidane showed his anger at the accumulation of matches and the risk that this poses to the health of footballers, this time he avoided delving into that terrain and strived to give the crisis an air of normality To avoid more environmental noise on a very delicate matter
Caido Ramos, the one who appeared for a while with his teammates this Friday in Valdebebas was Eden Hazard , injured for the fourth time this season three weeks ago. The slogan in the case of the Belgian remains the same: there are no return deadlines after hurting the right psoas. “We have no plan, we go day by day. We will not force anything, the important thing is that he recovers. It's going much better. I don't see him with us in five days or ten days, nothing. If it is within three, the better, but the important thing is the day to day, ”he insisted. The one who is already well is Toni Kroos, who did not go to Germany due to a muscle problem and will be available for the abrasive rally of matches that awaits Madrid in the next two weeks. Sin Ramos.
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