Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos says he is”amazed” about the reaction for his yellow card against Ajax and the proposal he earned it on purpose.
Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg at the 89th minute with Real leading 21, meaning he is frozen due to their Champions League last-16 second-leg meeting.
Asked when he knew the foul was more likely to result in a yellow card and also a ban,” Ramos said:”Yes, but I had no choice”
A suspension at this stage greatly lessens the chance of missing a game later in the competition, together with all bookings wiped following a stage.
However could also be banned for 2 matches.
But on Friday he clarified:”I’m very surprised about all this. I was referring to pushing the foul. Not to pushing the booking.
“It was an incredibly dangerous counter-attack at the 88th minute, with an open game and the tie also.
“That’s why I stated that I would lie when I said I did not realize that I was carrying a penalty, just as I knew that I had no other choice than to make an error. And that’s what I meant when I said that in football you have to get complicated decisions”
Los Blancos secured a advantage before the controversial booking during Marco Asensio’s goal two minutes against Ajax.
“At a game there are many tensions, many sensations and many pulsations,” Ramos tweeted. “You have to get decisions in seconds. The most effective of today could be the outcome. The worst, perhaps not being able to be together with my team-mates for a match “
Ramos’ team-mate Dani Carvajal received a two-game ban from UEFA when he was judged to have already been reserved at the final minute of a 6-0 win over Apoel Nicosia in last season’s championship on purpose.
Real midfielder Xabi Alonso and ramos were both booked late on at 2013 in a first-leg success over Galatasaray.
Both players were also criticised this year, when these were reserved and shipped with Ajax at the final five minutes of an organization game, meaning that they missed the fixture, even together with Real.