Altintop: "Ramos deserves all the contracts"

The former Real Madrid player has defended tooth and nail the continuity of the white captain, who ends his contract at the end of the season.


Hamit Altintop has given Goal his vision on the renewal of Sergio Ramos with Real Madrid, still stagnant: "I have great respect for him and he deserves everything: all the trophies, contracts and considerations. Madrid will miss him a lot. less if it finally goes away. " The former Turkish footballer was only two years in the white team (2011-2013), but it was enough to realize Ramos' enormous competitive gene. "He knows the rules, he knows what it takes to get results and win the most important trophies. His experience is incredible. Very few players have spent 15 or 16 years at Madrid," explains Altintop.

The former Schalke and Bayern Munich player was also asked about the new batch of footballers (Vinicius Junior, Asensio, Rodrygo) that make up Zidane's eleven: "It is a new opportunity for Madrid to build a new team, without pressure from in between, with young players in the next two or three years. Madrid spent a lot of money on the new players, they have developed and educated them, so now is the time to push them. " However, Altintop considers that the old rearguard formed by Ramos, Kroos, Modric, Benzema and Marcelo still has a lot to say: "They are not just good players, they are leaders with a great personality. If you start looking in the market, it is almost impossible to find footballers with these characteristics, and if you find them they tend to be expensive ", sums up the former Madrid player.

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