Ramos: I have a point to prove at PSG
Sergio Ramos believes he has a point to prove at Paris Saint-Germain after a frustrating first season at Parc des Princes.
The veteran defender arrived from Real Madrid on a major free contract from the Ligue 1 giants, alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
But while the other two have played steadily on their way to the domestic title, Ramos has seen his chances limited by various factors, with just 10 games in all competitions – and the centre-back admits he has yet to live up to it of his reputation.
What has Ramos said about his PSG career so far?
Reflecting on his struggles so far to live up to the fanfare of his arrival after a tough injury campaign, the Spaniard assured supporters he was still intent on showing them why he came to the Princes Park.
“I spent [too] a few hours on the pitch this season in a PSG jersey,” Ramos said in a video made by the club.
“I’m at the peak of my career and I can’t wait to show my new team, Paris Saint-Germain, how much football I have in me. [My big goal celebration in the 3-0 win at Angers] was a reflection of the sacrifice I had to make.”
What has Ramos said about life at PSG so far?
Elsewhere, the veteran defender commented on the fish-out-of-water situation of swapping Madrid – his longtime home – for a new life in another country, admitting he had faced difficulties in the move, while attributing teammates such as ex-Blancos man Keylor Navas.
“At first it was difficult to adapt,” he added. “I was at another club for many years, where you had everything under control, the club, the house, the children’s school. It was not so easy to get to such a spectacular city like Paris. It was difficult for us to find a home.
“As for the team, the adaptation was quick because I knew some players, like Keylor Navas. We had an extraordinary and unique relationship at Real Madrid and having coincided here with him made everything so much easier. It’s good to change, to value what you’ve been through and what you know.You get a bigger picture.