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Sergio Ramos set for even more important role at PSG

Ramos had a busy evening on Wednesday in Israel against Maccabi. Kimpembe’s injury means he will have to shoulder more responsibility in the upcoming games.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Maccabi Haifa v Paris St Germain - Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel - September 14, 2022  Paris St Germain's Sergio Ramos applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Nir Elias

After an impressive start to the season, Sergio Ramos had a difficult evening in PSG’s Champions League match in Israel against Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday. The French side won 3-1, but they were on the ropes at times, as the home side took the lead in the first half and even had chances to increase it.

For the Maccabi goal, Ramos tried to bring the ball out from the back before losing it to allow the home side in to score. For Pierrot’s disallowed goal, although he was not responsible, poor positioning by the three centre-backs allowed the striker to score, although he was eventually ruled out for offside.

Time for Ramos to step up

Although his performances to date have been good, Ramos has a big task ahead of him, becoming the leader of the PSG backline. In addition to the injury to Kimpembe, for whom Galtier has no replacement, as he had to use midfielder Danilo in the centre of defence on Wednesday. There is the inconsistent form of Marquinhos, who appears to not have recovered from the last-16 defeat to Madrid in the Champions League.

Considered a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch, Ramos will be the lynchpin between defence and midfield to prevent the kind of near-misses that almost happened in Israel on Wednesday. The Andalusian defender is hoping his form will lead to a call-up for the World Cup in Qatar. The former Real Madrid player could even make it into Luis Enrique’s squad which is to be announced tomorrow (Friday). Ramos is back and PSG are noticing it on a day-to-day basis.


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