Former Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro has described the goalscoring record of Sergio Ramos as “not normal.”
Central defender Ramos scored his 90th goal for Los Blancos in Sunday’s 4-1 victory at Osasuna while he has netted a career total of 116 goals.
Ramos possesses a huge goalscoring threat from set pieces, where is often hard to mark and is capable of heading home goals while he is also a designated penalty taker.
Hierro was renowned for his remarkable goalscoring record during his playing days despite also being primarily deployed as a central defender, like Ramos.
However, the man who temporarily managed Ramos for the Spanish national team during the 2018 World Cup, has explained how his scoring exploits pale into insignificance compared to the former Sevilla player.
“What Ramos is doing with his volume of goals is not normal,” Hierro told Diario AS.
“It’s true that Koeman and I sometimes played further forward than defence and sometimes in midfield, so that helped to boost our scoring numbers.
“But what Ramos has done in this century is just not common. Pique also scores quite a few goals, but what Ramos has done for Real Madrid and Spain in terms of scoring goals is just not normal.”
Hierro enjoyed 14 seasons as a player at Madrid, while Ramos is now in the midst of his 15th campaign in the Spanish capital, where he has won four Champions League titles.