Ramos moves to kill speculation

May 26, 2014 09:48:50 UK

Real Madrid’s Champions League hero Sergio Ramos has confirmed he wants to end his career at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

The 28-year-old scored a sensational headed equaliser in injury-time at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal, to bring Los Blancos back on terms in the final of Europe’s elite club competition.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men went on to win 4-1 against Atletico Madrid and secure Ramos has first Champions League final success since arriving in the Spanish capital from Sevilla nine years ago.

It followed his stunning brace against holders Bayern Munich in a 4-0 win at Allianz-Arena in the second leg of the semi-finals and ultimately helped the club realise its dream of ‘La Decima’.

Ramos will now head to the World Cup in Brazil with defending champions Spain confident he has put an end to speculation about his future.

The three-time La Liga title winner said he had a special affinity with Madridistas and confirmed he would consider seeing out the rest of his distinguished career in the capital.

“I feel privileged to participate in the world’s best team,” said the 28-year-old. “I hope to be here for many years and retire here.

“From the first day I noticed the affection of the fans and I will always be grateful.

“It’s a dream fulfilled.”

Spain open their World Cup Group B account against the Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on 13th June and are quoted 2.00 in the 90 minutes market. The draw is priced 3.20 and Netherlands victory 4.00.

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