Sergio Ramos, the former captain of Spain, has been persuaded to join the World Cup team by Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Ramos, 36, joined Paris Saint-Germain from Real Madrid in August 2021 and is having a strong second season.
After Madrid’s 5-1 victory over Celtic in the Champions League, Ancelotti told reporters, “He should definitely go to the World Cup because of the quality he has.” He is among the world’s top center backs.
Ramos had a difficult first season with the French champions due to injuries, but this year he has played in 18 games overall.
Before PSG’s Champions League victory against Juventus on Tuesday, Ramos stated, “Last year was tough because I had a lot of challenges, as well as having to adjust to another club after virtually a lifetime at Real Madrid.”
“I haven’t suffered many injuries during the course of my career. I never believed it was the end at any point. Life presents us with obstacles, and if there is anything that gives my way of being meaning, it is work, personality, and persistence. Again, I feel fantastic.
“I’m ready, but in the end, everything depends on [Spain coach] Luis Enrique, who I much respect,”
Ramos hasn’t played for Spain since March 2021, but Luis Enrique earlier this year left the door open for the defender to come back.
Iago Aspas of Celta Vigo and Ramos were both members of the national team at one point, according to Luis Enrique, who added: “These players can return to the group at any time. There is no question.
Ramos is hoping that Luis Enrique would include him in the World Cup roster as a result of his successful time at PSG.
He declared, “I have the zeal to rejoin the national squad and compete in this World Cup.” “I’m hoping to be in Qatar.”
Ramos played a significant role in Spain’s ability to win the 2010 World Cup, the Euro 2008, and the 2012 Olympics.
With 180 appearances, he holds the most caps of any player in Spain’s history. He also has 23 goals for La Roja.