Sergio Ramos , central Spanish international to Real Madrid, said Tuesday that the possibility of "open closure" and that the next Golden Ball could win a player other than the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and argentina's Leo Messi, "somehow" we "are glad".
In the last eleven years, except in 2018, when he won the Croatian Luka Modric , the Golden Ball have been handing out Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, both with five awards.
This year one of the candidates is the Dutch central Liverpool Virgil Van Dijk , in whose honours the looks of the last Champions League and European Super cup and that was already declared the best player of the last edition of the continental competition.
"For all that they are individual awards, the criteria is difficult to assess. Van Dijk is a great center and has done a very good season. is open the season and not only win Cristiano or Messi, one way or another you're glad , " said Ramos, who regretted that some Spanish player of the so-called 'golden generation' has not won never.
"That in Spanish football that have players that are retired or almost, and do not have Golden Ball at home gives you to think, but football is a sport, a collective difficult to value ", he noted.
"For me, the Gold Ball is there. I do not know whether near or far, but while you are there, to get to this kind of things need effort and dedication and I think that I still maintain the smile of that child in Bed", said the player from seville during the presentation of the documentary 'The heart of Sergio Ramos', produced by Amazon Prime Video.
Sergio Ramos was asked by the five times winner of the Golden Ball, Leo Messi, who may go free Barcelona at the end of each season by a clause in his contract.
"Speak of the race of other players does not apply.
I have Always spoken well of Leo because it seems to me a player is exemplary, unique , the best of the history and is free to make the decision," said Ramos, who extrapolated the question to his professional career.
" In my case, I've got two years left of contract and I'm going to try to win what's ahead . Football happens so fast that you do not have time to savor what is good or to stay drowned in defeat. Want to take advantage of every moment as if outside the last one is the best you can do," he concluded.it's Going to be a good season
The captain of Real Madrid is still "holding the hunger and the illusion" by lifting more titles as captain, between them a fifth 'Champions', it would be "crazy" in his professional career.
"There are players who think that the cycle has ended, that lack of illusion, but in the end reset is good for get back with hunger.
As a captain, I re-excite to lift another title. This is the reason to work and to enjoy this sport, . I don't want to shorten it feeling good physically and mentally. Tomorrow I'll be able to enjoy other things," said Ramos.
"I find it very good and I think it's going to be a good season for the team . There are many analyses in which the people think freely, but we are filming, the team is going to go to more and good results will end up coming in with steady work", he confessed.
"I have had the opportunity of winning almost everything at the collective level with my team and I do not stop to dream and be excited.
I would love to raise my fifth Champions league, that would be insanity , but also with the selection of lifting a european Championship or a World cup, that would be unique," he said.
During the presentation of the documentary 'The heart of Sergio Ramos', produced by Amazon Prime Video, the player from seville was asked about if he regrets anything in his career.
"You repent or not, are things that you cannot change. Of the errors is when the more you learn and the things that we can repent they are life lessons. Everything bad has a positive side. is sometimes I'm glad of being wrong because I learn something new ", he concluded.Updated Date: 12 September 2019, 22:00