Spanish most capped Football player Sergio Ramos announced his international retirement on Thursday after being told by new coach Luis de la Fuente that he was not part of his plans.
Sergio Ramos Retirement
Sergio Ramos has decided to Retirement from international football after a glittering career with Spain, the centre-back received a call from his nation’s new manager Luis de la Fuente, which led to the former Real Madrid player calling it quits.
When he was still a teenager in 2005, Ramos made his Spain debut. He continued to represent his nation 180 times, and he was a member of the team that won the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.
Sergio Ramos Retirement Speech
Sergio Ramos said- “Humbly, I think that that career deserved to end because of a personal decision or because my performance was not up to what our National Team deserves, but not because of age or other reasons that, without having heard them, I have felt.”
“I will continue to cheer on my country from home with the thrill of the privileged who has been able to proudly represent it 180 times. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who always believed in me!”
Spenish Footballer Sergio Ramos Retirement
The Spanish FA (RFEF) confirmed to Reuters that the conversation between coach De la Fuente and Ramos took place on Thursday, but provided no further details.
Ramos was dropped by former Spain coach Luis Enrique and had not made an appearance since coming on as a late substitute in a 3-1 win over Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier two years ago.
The 36-year-old defender was a member of the World Cup and European Championships winning teams. He has played for Spain the most times. Ramos announced it on his social media accounts.
“The time has come, the time to say goodbye to the National Team, our beloved and exciting Red,” Ramos wrote.
“This morning I received the call from the current coach who told me that he doesn’t count and that he won’t count on me, regardless of the level I can show or how I continue my sporting career.
“With great regret, it is the end of a journey that I hoped would be longer and that would end with a better taste in the mouth, on the height of all the successes we have achieved with our Red.”