Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid defender ‘had no choice’ over controversial yellow card

Ramos became booked in the 89th minute against Ajax

Accurate Madrid defender Sergio Ramos says he’s “surprised” about the reaction to his yellow card against Ajax and the recommendation he earned it on reason.

Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with Accurate main 2-1, which contrivance he’s suspended for their Champions League final-16 second-leg meeting.

Uefa is investigating feedback he made suggesting he became booked deliberately.

Asked if he knew the unfriendly became most likely to lead to a yellow card and a ban, Ramos acknowledged: “Sure, nevertheless I had no possibility.”

A suspension at this stage deal reduces the risk of lacking a match later in the opponents, with all bookings wiped following the quarter-final stage.

On the opposite hand, a player who purposely obtains a booking might possibly possibly also be banned for 2 video games.

Uefa started its investigation after Ramos knowledgeable journalists he would “be mendacity if I acknowledged I did no longer power [the booking]” throughout Wednesday’s sport.

However on Friday he clarified: “I’m very surprised about all this. I became relating to compelling the unfriendly, a unfriendly that became inevitable. To no longer forcing the booking.

“It became a the truth is unhealthy counter-****** in the 88th minute, with an open match and the tie as correctly.

“Which potential that of this I acknowledged that I’d lie if I acknowledged I did no longer know that I became carrying a penalty, honest as I knew that I had no other possibility than to acquire a mistake. And that’s what I supposed after I acknowledged that in soccer you private to acquire complicated choices.”

Ramos added that, had he desired to purchase up a yellow card on reason, he might possibly possibly well private performed so in a neighborhood sport against Roma because “we had been already labeled as first” and the final sport against CSKA “became inconsequential”.

Los Blancos secured a first-leg profit against Ajax by Marco Asensio’s aim two minutes earlier than the controversial booking.

“In a sport there are a number of tensions, many sensations and loads pulsations,” Ramos tweeted. “It’s good to acquire choices in seconds. Basically the most though-provoking of at the unique time is the terminate consequence. The worst, now no longer being ready to be with my group-mates for a sport.”

Ramos’ group-mate Dani Carvajal received a two-sport ban from Uefa when he became judged to were booked on reason in the excellent minute of a 6-0 steal over Apoel Nicosia in final season’s tournament.

Ramos and ragged Accurate midfielder Xabi Alonso had been each booked leisurely on in a 3-0 quarter-final first-leg victory over Galatasaray in 2013.

Each gamers had been also criticised in 2010, when they had been booked and despatched off in the excellent five minutes of a neighborhood sport with Ajax, which contrivance they overlooked the next fixture, with Accurate already assured of development to the knockout stage.

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