“I’m dying to get back out there at the Bernabéu, pull on that Real Madrid shirt and get back to normal. It takes time, there’s a before and after with COVID-19, but let’s leave it down to the experts. When there’s no risk at all, I’ll be raring and am really excited to pull on that shirt”.
Those were the words of club captain Sergio Ramos, who appeared on Real Madrid TV.
The 34-year old has done his fair share of charity work during the global lockdown, teaming up with UNICEF to raise money to help those suffering from Coronavirus.
And although the Spaniard said he can’t wait to play and compete in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, his message was clear:
“We’ve got to wait for those who know about these things to make the decisions and as long as there is no risk of contagion or future spikes”.
Ramos added that he has ambitions to win a piece of major silverware this season, and even hinted he could be over his previous fitness issues:
“We’ve put a lot of focus on keeping things going in terms of our diet, rest and training and I’m maybe currently even stronger and fitter than I was two months ago. When you’re in a routine of playing games every three days you have no time to keep your strength up in your lower body. I’m pretty much stronger now that I was in the first weeks”.
Although no date has yet been set for a return to action in Spain, teams in La Liga have been given the green light to return to training in early May.