Despite being included in Spain’s 36-man preliminary squad, Sergio Ramos was not included in the team that eventually travelled to Qatar to play at the World Cup.
La Roja suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Morocco in the round of last 16 of the competition. Following the disappointing result, Ramos posted a message on his Instagram account to the Spanish national team:
“Today more than ever, proud of our flag, proud of our country and proud of our players. Spain does not lose, Spain learns. Spain falls, stumbles, but gets up and continues to lead. We’ll be back and we’ll be back stronger. Come on, Spain!”
The PSG defender is Spain’s most-capped player with 180 appearances. Even though he was chosen not to be included in Spain’s World Cup squad by Luis Enrique, he has not retired from the national team just yet.
Morocco will play Portugal in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
GSFN | Tom Cserép