Despite missing two spot-kicks in single game, Sergio Ramos to continue taking penalties for Spain

06:45 PM Nov 17, 2020 |

Despite missing two crucial penalty kicks in the UEFA Nations League fixture against Switzerland, Spain defender Sergio Ramos has said he will remain the spot-kick taker for his national side.

The match against Switzerland ended in a 1-1 draw, owing to two penalities missed by the skipper.


Notably, Ramos had scored 25 straight penalties for Spain and Real Madrid before missing two spot-kicks against Switzerland.


"If there was another penalty of course that I would take, of course. If I didn't approach it that way, I would stop being me," quoted Ramos as saying.

In the match against Switzerland, Ramos had overtaken Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to become the most-capped player in European football.

Ramos now has 177 appearances for Spain in international football. Earlier, Buffon had recorded 176 appearances for Italy in international football.

"It is a pride to surpass a legend like Buffon in caps. In the end, when you start you don't think you can get that high. I have spent many hours running around here through the streets of Seville and there is a lot of effort behind it, perseverance and perseverance," said Ramos.

"In the end, it is that. As long as I feel like it, I will continue. My head is in charge, and for now, it allows me," he added.

Now, the successive FIFA World Cup winners Spain and Germany will lock horns in a bid to secure the semi-final spot in UEFA Nations League. Spain will host Germany at Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville on Tuesday, November 17.

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