Real Madrid wasted little time in claiming a first trophy for the 2017-18 campaign with a 2-1 defeat of Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday morning. The words chosen by Ramos are those of one who is unimpressed with their former boss.
Ramos appeared to find it hilarious, laughing behind Mourinho’s back as he spoke to the referee.
“I don’t think that changed my career at all”, he said. “One coach is not necessarily better than another”. I have learned things from all the coaches, even in the academy at Sevilla, and with Jose I learned good things and I am grateful.
Sergio Ramos seemed to enjoy this.
Real have since gone on to clinch three Champions League titles, two of them under Zinedine Zidane, and Ramos believes the current manager – a former player – is a flawless fit ahead of Tuesday’s Super Cup final in Skopje.
“How to manage the dressing room…”
The Spanish defender also said that Zinedine Zidane, the current Madrid manager, is “very good at understanding our dressing room as a former player”.
“Cristiano was always positive, has a lot of experience and always makes the difference”.
‘They are both great coaches and we’re grateful to live this historical moment with Zidane’. A team, depending on the coach you have, changes completely.
“One can look at the picture and draw different conclusions”.
“There was an opportunity [to join United] in the past but eventually my situation was resolved in a different manner”, he added.
“I see Real Madrid as what it is: a great club, the champion of Europe, and it’s a great motivation for us, “This is a new Manchester United, a new generation of footballers”. It’s a great club and I wish them all the best’.