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Sergio Ramos publishes statement explaining yellow card, altercation with Marcelo and relationship with Florentino Perez

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The captain shares his thoughts.

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Semi Final: Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos published a series of tweets explaining what has happened around the team the last few weeks, after the disappointing defeats to Ajax and Barcelona which all but ended Madrid’s season.

It’s a bit shocking to see a player explaining his thoughts on Social Media instead of speaking to Real Madrid TV in a regular interview.

Ramos missed the return leg against Ajax after getting booked in the opening match. The defender admittedly forced a yellow card so that he could play in the Quarterfinals, something which ended up costing the team, who missed his presence all through the return match. Ramos knows it was a mistake and he’s not hiding.

Ramos and his family were recording a documentary during the return leg, when he was sitting in a VIP box watching the game. It’s clear that he did not predict the game to go the way it did.

Then, Ramos addresses some reports which suggested that he had an argument with president Florentino Perez.

Once again, Ramos is addressing rumors published on the Spanish media during the past week. It seems that both reports were accurate although Ramos is not making a big deal out of them.

Ramos is showing his commitment towards the club and his leadership skills will be needed from now on. Furthermore, he shows no interest whatsoever in who will be coaching the team if Solari leaves.

In the end, Ramos’ statement was a needed one given the lack of communication from the players and the board after such a discouraging week. He’s clearly the leader and main cornerstone of this team.