Spanish and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has addressed critics following the ouster of Spain from the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World cup,saying he is not ‘ashamed’ after falling to an embarrassing defeat to host Russia on a shootout.
The Real Madrid man who said he is not ashamed to have led the most disastrous Spain team in any competition in the modern era, said people will have their opinion about everything but none of those critics can change how proud he is to have led the team and although it hurt to have lost the way they did, it is a learning process for future success.
Ramos who took to his social media to share this, put up different memories of his season so far as a footballer, both as a Real Madrid player, and captain and also as a Spanish captain, explaining his year so far.
He also took out time to praise Iniesta on his retirement and asking him not to cry, but if he chose to, it is no problem. He said:
“Today ends our season and like anybody, I take stock. Do not think that we do not analyze things and we are not aware of our mistakes and successes. We are, and more for the weight, they have in the mood of all those who follow and support us. We live it with hope and with enormous responsibility.
With the@realmadridIt has been a season with shadows, it is true, and with a great light. The domestic competitions choked us, but to conquer the@championsleagueFor the third time in a row, it has been a historic achievement.
The farewell of@zidaneIt was a bitter dessert, but everyone is free to make their decisions. Infinite gratitude to our coach.
And it was the turn of the @sefutbol. An immense, exciting challenge that we faced with all the energy of the world. And when we had not yet debuted, something happened that we did not expect. I will not value acts or decisions, but instability is never a good companion.
Even so we maintained the cohesion, the strength of the group, the energy of a group of colleagues and friends, but the truth is that we have gone from more to less. And although many think we could have done more, we did not know how to do more. Because we leave ourselves on the green until the last drop of sweat, the last bit of energy and bravery. We will not have done it as we should, but without a doubt we will always try it to the end.
We accept all comments and criticisms, but let’s not forget that winning is almost a coincidence, because losing loses all but one. Only the one able to recover, persist and insist until exhaustion has the opportunity to raise the glory, the title. It is precisely that, the great difficulty, that elevates the victories and turns them into landmarks, into legend.
We do not confront a whole trajectory by some stumbling blocks of our profession, our sport, our life. Unfortunately, most times you do not win, but loser is the one who wins before they beat him, the one who lowers his arms in the storm, the one who turns his back on the difficulty.
We could do better, we should have done better, but not only I’m not ashamed, I’m proud to be the captain of this huge selection.
And having said that, a special reminder for a friend and friend in adventures and misadventures, that made us feel what we never imagined. @andresiniesta8It has been a pleasure to walk this road with you in red. Like I said yesterday, I wish you could have taken a better memory of your farewell.
If you want to think about failure, you are free to do so. We prefer to think that it is a new opportunity to cry, to learn, to get up, to grow and to continue struggling.
We will do it, that’s for sure.