Sergio Ramos discussed his responsibilities as the captain of Real Madrid and Spain in an interview with Jorge Valdano on beIN LaLiga which was broadcast on Friday evening. The defender spoke about his relationship with Gerard Piqué, and said that the Barça player rarely if ever ridicules Real Madrid players but but sometimes he can overstep the line and come out with damaging remarks about Real Madrid.
Ramos feels Piqué should be more careful with what he says
"“I’m a very temperamental person but when you are wearing the captain’s armband for Real Madrid or the national team, it’s best to express yourself in a different way. You have to maintain a sense of unity – a good atmosphere where everyone feels happy is one of the keys to success, and that’s something you shouldn’t lose" Ramos explained. "I think Piqué, apart from the odd personal remark, has never had a bad opinion about any of my team mates at Real Madrid but obviously when he attacks Real Madrid, our club and our institution it kind of tarnishes all of the rest of what he says. These are things that can be avoided and he shouldn’t really be saying but I think that Gerry, when everything is calm, he needs to have that extra little dig, just to stir things up! For me, as a captain, I have to maintain equilibrium and a good atmosphere within our national team because if I don’t, maybe we won’t end up qualifying for Russia and we’ll end up staying at home”.".