Sergio Ramos had to wait longer than he would have liked, but Sergio Ramos finally made his debut in PSG at the weekend in a 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Lionel Messi got the assists’ hat-trick in the win and Neymar was forced out due to a serious injury, but much of the focus after the game was on the 35-year-old Spanish midfielder.
Ramos’ last competitive match came 207 days earlier for Real Madrid against Chelsea, and a lot of doubt surrounded him as he prepared for his first PSG game. But the defender was impressed, and most of the French media were delighted to see him make his own bow.
“Everything looks simple with his experience,” According to Le Parisien.
Sergio Ramos played 90 minutes alongside Marquinhos at the heart of PSG’s defense, winning five of his seven duels and finishing 94.1 percent of the attempts. Of the nine worlds he tried, seven were accurate.
L’Equipe report said. “As Danilo Pereira and Idrissa Gueye in the middle would have a creative problem, but Sergio Ramos has shown character in football and learned the space well to find his teammates,”
Ramos himself was expected to be happy to get up and run in France, ending his long wait to get started.
“Getting back into play and feeling like a ball is emotional and exciting,” Ramos said after the game. “Especially getting three points.
“I really wanted to come back and start contributing.”
The defender could now be an important part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with some French media suggesting that the coach could look to play Ramos after three players alongside Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe.