Give me five: Ramos has his eyes on Champions League glory with PSG

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Proclaiming himself “full of hope and desire” for new glory Veteran Spain Sergio Ramos on Tuesday insisted he joined Paris Saint-Germain in the twilight of his career with the intention of winning a fifth League champions.

“Why PSG? Because it’s a pleasure to be here. The priority was a big sporting project,” Ramos told reporters in the French capital.

“This team has so many stars … It was the best decision, but above all there is the will to win of this team,” said the 35-year-old defender who joined Real Madrid as a teenager and in was the pillar. from the club’s baseline for 16 seasons.

Last week he signed a two-year contract with PSG and the World Cup winner is set to take PSG to a very first Champions League crown after near-failures in recent years .

“In football, you cannot dwell on the past,” said Ramos, referring to the mountain of honors won with Madrid, including his four European Cups.

“I’m here to help the team and try to win it again. I’ve been a winner in my life and I want to keep winning, I’m not here to rest on my laurels.

“I am leaving with the same ambition and the same hope that I have always had. I still have this desire.

“Wages have never been an issue – we quickly agreed on the terms,” Ramos added.

He then had “good conversations” with PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, which made him feel that a Parisian adventure suited him.

“I know the French league. I love football, so I know it like I know the Premier League,” said Ramos, who was left out of the Spanish Euro 2020 squad.

“There are a lot of talented players and it won’t be easy. We also need to reclaim the league title after losing to Lille by one point last season. We will try to win everything. That’s what this club is asking for. . “

Ramos has also said he hopes to play alongside French star Kylian Mbappe, who is reportedly coveted by Real and whose current contract expires next summer, making him a free agent.

“Everyone has their own decision but I like to play with the best players and if he stays I would love to play alongside him,” Ramos said amid signs that the 22-year-old will allow his contract with PSG to go further. end.

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