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Del Bosque: “Ramos has earned right to decide if he wants to play in the Olympic Games”

Will the defender feature in the 2020 Euro and the Olympic Games next summer?

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Former Real Madrid and Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has talked to the press in the International Liga Promises and has discussed Sergio Ramos’ reported wish of participating in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“We had a similar case to Ramos in the past. We have to coordinate with the first team and those who will represent Spain in the Olympic Games. We had something similar and we were a bit reluctant because it was detrimental to some other players, but Sergio Ramos has earned the right to decide if he wants to feature,” says Del Bosque.

There will be a lot of controversy if Ramos indeed decides that he wants to play in the Olympic Games. Usually, the U23 players who helped the team clinched their presence in the tournament are the ones who make the list, but Ramos is definitely a legendary player for the Spanish national team and it will be hard for the Spanish Football Federation to keep him out of the squad list.

Ramos will also play in the 2020 UEFA Euro, so he will be very active next summer if he finally plays in the Olympic Games. That could affect his 2020-2021 season with Real Madrid, as he will need some rest after the summer and will also need to manage his minutes.

Del Bosque also discussed Rodrygo and Vinicius’ performances for Real Madrid. Both players are still very young yet they have contributed for the first team while they have room for improvement.

“Vinicius and Rodrygo are exceptional cases because Real Madrid spent a lot of money and they did it because they believe in them. They’re still learning but at the same time they are elite players,” explained Del Bosque.