Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has described 2014 as the best and most important year of his life, both personally and professionally.
Ramos was named the best player of the Club World Cup after scoring in both Madrid games, netting the opening goals against Cruz Azul in the semi-final and San Lorenzo in the final.
“The Golden Ball is opposite me now. It’s in my living room and it’s not moved,” he revealed in an interview, AS reports.
“A reward for individual performances is welcome but I owe it to my teammates. It will have a place in my trophy cabinet.
“Envy from Cristiano [Ronaldo]? He’s a winner and he never likes to lose. I know he is happy for me and I don’t think he cares because he has many individual trophies.
“2014 has been the best year, yes, the most important year of my life both professionally and personally. I became a father and also won four trophies.
“What is good is that having achieved all my goals I can spend more time reading and studying. It’s always good to go back to school even though I was mocked by many.”
Ramos was asked what impact Carlo Ancelotti has had on him since the Italian took over as Madrid Coach, and Ramos confirmed his influence has been extensive.
He also reflected on comments made by Jose Mourinho, who suggested Ramos should stick to football and not get involved in the debate of Diego Costa’s fitness to play for Spain.
“He’s unique. He’s doing amazing work and has returned the joy that makes you happy,” the defender revealed.
“The club needs a person who understands the players and Ancelotti does because he has been a player.
“I said what I had to say [about Costa]. Mourinho is doing very well [at Chelsea] and I’m doing well here. I wish him well, as I do all my Coaches.”