PARIS – Spanish international defender Sergio Ramos said this Thursday, after his two-season signing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) became official, that he believes he can bring “experience and maturity” to the French club, with which he signed until June 30, 2023.
“I am a hard worker, I like to be constant and have a sense of sacrifice. That is what I have achieved throughout my career and I will try to give my best level to help and win, which is difficult but we have to be united and rowing in the same direction, “he explained in a brief interview on club television.
The 35-year-old player arrives in Paris after spending the last 16 seasons at Real Madrid, in which he won 22 titles, including four Champions Leagues and five national leagues.
The camero, who will continue to wear the number 4 on his back, said that he starts each season with the same motivation and the same desire to win. “I want to do things with a lot of humility, with a lot of work, with a lot of effort and with a lot of commitment,” he added.
Ramos referred to his new team as “a club that wants to win everything”, so you have to “give everything on the pitch” because that is the sign of PSG. “You always have to dream big,” he said.
The player passed the medical examination yesterday at the American Hospital in Neuilly (outside Paris) and then went with his wife and four children to the headquarters of the Parisian club to sign the contract.
“It is a very special day that I will never forget. I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain. It is an important change in my life. It is a new challenge for me, but I am proud of the step I have taken,” he said. .
Ramos declared that it is a young club “but that does not stop growing, and recognized that there are” great players in the squad “, so it is” an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
On his first visit to the PSG facilities as a player, Ramos had the opportunity to greet his new coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who welcomed him with a hug.
Former teammates also await him in the locker room, such as Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas and Argentine midfielder Ángel Di María, whom he met at Real Madrid.
In his first remarks, the Spanish player also sent a message of confidence to PSG fans, with whom he hopes to live “a season of successes”.