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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos is the ultimate warrior… and he can play, too

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos is the ultimate warrior… and he can play, too

  • Sergio Ramos is willing to put his body on the line in order to win trophies
  • Ramos targets the danger man and has a toughness that modern defenders lack
  • His comfort in possession and technical ability make him perfect centre-back

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I love watching Sergio Ramos. He is a beacon of light in an era when there are not enough good defenders.

It is little wonder he is the world’s most decorated defender. This is a player who will time and again put his body on the line in pursuit of glory. A player whose leadership qualities are second to none. A player who not even Diego Costa can bully.

I don’t like to see the kind of challenge that curtailed Mohamed Salah’s final. Ramos grabs hold of Salah’s arm and twists it around, almost like a judo throw. It was clear he was trying to leave a little bit on his opponent.

Sergio Ramos knows how to target the danger man – but wouldn’t have wanted to injure Salah

But the best defenders will target the danger man and — within the laws of the game — use whatever means necessary to test them to the limit.

While I am sure Ramos would not have wanted to see Salah go off injured, that moment was arguably as important as Gareth Bale’s overhead kick.

The Real Madrid captain has a toughness that we are not seeing in other defenders.

It's clear to see why Ramos has won so much, he has a toughness that other defenders lack

It’s clear to see why Ramos has won so much, he has a toughness that other defenders lack

Not only is Ramos the ultimate warrior but he also has the technical ability of a midfielder. He is so comfortable in possession.

With his individual brilliance, Real Madrid do not need to rely on their defence working as a unit.

Marcelo will bomb forwards from left back, confident that Ramos can deal with any trouble in the space he has vacated.

As a defender for the modern-day game, Ramos ticks all the boxes.

Ramos is also brilliant with the ball at his feet, which counters Madrid's attacking full-backs

Ramos is also brilliant with the ball at his feet, which counters Madrid’s attacking full-backs

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