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Ramos on Amazon docu-series being shot on "worst" season

The Real Madrid captian admitted that he couldn't have imagined the season that would unfold when he "opened the doors to Prime Video" last season.

Sergio Ramos, capitán del Real Madrid.
Esquire

Sergio Ramos has given an interview to Esquire in which he spoke about his upcoming fly-on-the-wall documentary that will be released by Amazon Prime in September.

Somewhat unfortunately for the Real Madrid captain, the documentary film makers arrived at his home at the beginning of what turned out to be one of his worst seasons at Real Madrid.

Before finishing a disappointing third and 19 points behind winners Barcelona in LaLiga, Ramos had to watch on as his side crashed out horribly of the Champions League at the hands of Ajax, as well as undergo humiliation by Barça in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.

Aside from these headline-grabbing defeats, Madrid lost a staggering 12 of their 38 LaLiga games last season – during which time Ramos was followed around by the Prime documentary cameras to record his every reaction, including in the usual refuge of the family home.

Ramos: I like people to see how we suffer

“Last year was one of the toughest – professionally and personally. In my case, the two go hand-in-hand. Not winning any title except the Club World Cup has a great impact on your mood, on your day-to-day,” the 33-year-old Madrid captain told Esquire.

“When you lose you can't do things like go out to dinner with your wife or go to the park with the kids, so you try to escape and take refuge in your home and your family.

“When we opened the doors to Prime Video to make this documentary series, we didn’t imagine that it would be the worst season.”

However on the upside, Ramos admitted that he was pleased that the documentary showed how much he and his team mates are impacted by defeat, giving viewers a chance to see how much they care for the club and its fans.

“But I also like that people see how we experience it. When we lose a game, I like people to see that we go home very pissed off – pissed off with ourselves and pissed off for not making others happy.”

Sergio Ramos looks on as Real Madrid were trounced by Ajax in the Champions League.

Ramos on retirement

At 33, Ramos has entered the twilight years of his career, but still has a few more seasons at Madrid to right the wrongs of last season.

When asked the inevitable question about his retirement plans, the World Cup and four-time Champions League-winning captain said he was still focusing on winning more titles before that day comes.

"I see myself a few more years at Real Madrid, enjoying football. For this I dedicate an enormous amount of effort to maintain my physical level, and I surround myself with the best fitness coaches,” said the Seville-native.

“I continue to see myself leading the team, both the national team and Real Madrid, and trying to win titles. I can't tell you what will happen tomorrow, but I would like to stay linked to the world of sport. I wouldn’t rule out being a coach tomorrow, but that's a daring thing to say. We'll wait and see.”