Sergio Ramos has taken to Instagram following his absence from Luis Enrique’s Spain squad for Euro 2020. 

“After a few horrible months and an atypical, different season to what I have experienced during the whole of my career, now with the Euros. I have fought and worked every day on my body and soul to be able to get to 100 percent with Real Madrid and the national team, but things do not always go the way you want. It hurts me not to be able to help my team and not be able to defend Spain but, maybe this time, it’s better for me to rest, recover well, and return as we have always done next season. Not being able to represent your country hurts, but I have to be honest and sincere.

“I wish all my teammates the best of luck and hopefully we will have a great European Championship,” Ramos added.

“I will be cheering you on from home like any other [Spaniard]. A warm greeting to everyone and, as always, long live Spain and Hala Madrid!”