Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos talked to the press right after Spain’s win against the Faroe Islands, where Ramos tied Casillas with 167 caps for the national team. Real’s captain talked about his desire to win more trophies with the club.
“I don’t think I’ve achieved all my dreams, I would have retired already! I like to press the reset button and come back every year with new hopes and excitements. After what happened last season with our disastrous year I want to raise another Champions League trophy,” said Ramos.
The Spaniard is still leading Spain’s defensive line and should be able to beat Casillas as the country’s most capped player very soon. In fact, Ramos reveals he wants to reach 200 appearances for the national team.
“It’s such a joy to tie Casillas, my excitement to keep going is still there, I like to enjoy each year and my goal is to reach and possibly exceed the 200 caps,” explained the defender. “I was lucky enough to make my debut while I was still very young and I had the trust from each and every coach. I hope I can defend this badge for many years,” he added.
Ramos’ current deal with Real Madrid will expire in the summer of 2021, which means that the club and Ramos’ agent might need to start negotiating a new contract if the Spanish defender wants to keep playing after 2021.