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Hierro: “Ramos’ scoring numbers are not common”

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The legendary defender talked to AS and praised Real Madrid’s captain.

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Former Real Madrid defender and now club legend Fernando Hierro delivered his thoughts on Sergio Ramos’ scoring numbers for Madrid and the Spanish national team. Hierro talked to AS and praised Real Madrid’s captain.

“What Ramos is doing scoring wise is not normal. It’s true that Koeman and I sometimes played in the midfield so we had good scoring numbers but what Ramos has done in this 21st century is just not common. Pique also scores a good amount of goals, but what Ramos has done for Real Madrid and Spain scoring goals is just not normal,” said Hierro, who coached Ramos during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and also in the 2014-2015, when Hierro was Madrid’s assistant coach.

Sergio Ramos has scored 90 goals for Madrid during the 15 seasons he’s been in the club. Furthermore, he only started taking penalties after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ramos has scored six goals for Real this season and he’s the team’s second best scorer after Karim Benzema, an impressive stat for a central defender no matter whether he actually takes penalties or not. In fact, his accuracy from the spot is brilliant, so his numbers shouldn’t be discussed.

Ramos will turn 34 years old next month and Real Madrid will need to find a replacement for him sooner rather than later, in terms of both leadership, defensive presence and also scoring.