Sergio Ramos (37, Paris Saint-Germain)’s goal to Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) seems to have put a brake on whether to renew the contract.
Ramos played 62 minutes as a defender in a friendly match against the Al Nasr-Al-Hilal All-Star team held at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on the 20th (Korean time). Ramos even scored a goal with the help of Kylian Mbafe in the 8th minute of the second half when the score was tight at 2-2, showing off the aspect of a ‘scoring striker’ without regret.
However, Ramos received a failing grade for his role as a defender. Ramos gave Ronaldo the equalizer in extra time in the first half when his team was leading 2-1 that day. However, the process was disappointing.
Ramos first failed to block a cross from the left flank, giving Ronaldo a header shot. Fortunately, Ronaldo’s shot hit the right post and bounced in front of Ramos. At this time, Ramos turned to kick the ball away. However, he failed to hit the ball’s bound properly and missed it, and immediately allowed Ronaldo a left-footed shot and conceded a goal.
The match, which drew attention for the confrontation between Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, was won by PSG 5-4 after a slugfest. Messi scored the first goal and Ronaldo added two goals. However, the meeting between Ronaldo and Ramos, who worked together during their Real Madrid days, also drew attention. After all, Ramos’ defense was considered teetotal by PSG fans. 바카라사이트
On the 21st, the French ‘L’Equipe’ emphasized that they had to listen to the harsh voices of criticism from PSG fans over this scene. It was said that he was not suitable as a defender for PSG challenging the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). PSG will host Bayern Munich on February 15th in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Ramos’ contract with PSG expires this season. However, before this game, Ramos and PSG were in a strong mood for contract extension. French media such as ‘Le 10 Sport’ and ‘Le Parisien’ reported that Ramos wants to continue his adventure in Paris and that PSG is not against it either.
However, Jean-Michel Rake, a former French national and from PSG, appeared on the podcast ‘Rothen s’enflamme’ and did not hide his concerns about the PSG defense, which Marquinhos, including Ramos, are holding on to. Pointing out the PSG defense, he said, “We no longer have Marquinhos from 3-4 years ago. Ramos is also unnecessary. I don’t question the quality of Ramos from 4-5 years ago. But PSG They don’t have the defense you would expect in the Champions League.”
Loik Tanzi, a journalist familiar with European transfers, said: “PSG are doubtful of Ramos’ level in the next few years. It is not clear whether PSG will extend the contract with Ramos. Milan),” he insisted. In the end, by allowing Ronaldo a goal, it seems that Ramos’ renewal of the contract was also put on hold.