Sergio Ramos has hinted that he will retire at Real Madrid if Florentino Perez stays on as President. “I’ll always be wherever Florentino is…”
Perez presided over Madrid’s third Champions League under his watch as Los Blancos defeated Atletico in a European final for a second time in three years after a 5-3 triumph on penalties, and Ramos was quick to pay tribute to the patron, whom he hailed for his running of the club.
“There are few things comparable to winning a trophy of this magnitude,” he said after the game.
“Our hard work has been rewarded. It’s been a difficult season, but the most important thing is that we achieved our goal.
“Scoring [in the final] is a bonus, and it’s a privilege to finish the season in the best way possible and to be in the limelight with goals in two finals that have made history.
“I went to console [the Atleti players]. They were great opponents, have had a great season and fought until the end.
“They knocked out strong teams, but the final is practically a lottery and both teams can’t win. Still, I congratulate them for their great season.
“[On winning the man-of-the-match award], it was extraordinary.
“I wasn’t well physically [at the start of the season]. I decided to take some time off and recovered, and I’ve come to finish it in the best way possible.
“[On Perez], I won’t live forever, but I’m proud of the way he chairs the club. I’ll always be wherever Florentino is.”