Sergio Ramos thanks fans for Spain tribute

Spain captain Sergio Ramos has thanked supporters after he was given a rapturous reception during their 7-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win over Malta in Cadiz.

La Roja ran out dominant winners at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza, on a historic night for the Real Madrid defender.

Ramos broke Iker Casilllas' appearance record in last month's 1-1 draw in Norway, but his 169th appearance last night was his first as the new holder on Spanish soil.

"I am very happy," he told a pre match interview with Marca.

"What better way to pay tribute to me than with such a commanding win."

"I am happy both personally and collectively for this double joy."

"I want to thank the whole of Cadiz for this, as the fans are always so important and I hope we have another big crowd in Madrid on Monday."

Spain, who had already sealed their qualification for Euro 2020 prior to the Malta game, now face Romania at the Wanda Metropolitano in their final qualifier. 

Robert Moreno is likely to field another experimental side in that game, after debutants Dani Olmo and Pau Torres scored against Malta, alongside first international goals for Pablo Sarabia and Gerard Moreno.

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