Monday, September 9, 2019

Sergio Ramos equals Iker Casillas' record 167 caps in Spain, vows: '200 matches is my next objective to achieve'


Sergio Ramos equalled the Spanish record of 167 international caps on Sunday eveningSergio Ramos equaled Iker Casillas' record of 167 caps for Spain as they thrashed the Faroe Islands 4-0 in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Sunday night.
The Real Madrid defender, 33, set his sights on surpassing 200 matches for his country after moving level with his former team-mate for both club and country.
Spain eased to a victory that continues their 100 percent record in qualifying Group F with two goals apiece from Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer.


Ramos said: 'I want to make it difficult for the next player to beat it.
'It is very difficult to have got to 167 matches for your country. It is a reward and a joy. Many years of working hard to get to this point.
'I had the fortune to make my debut at a young age and having the confidence of all my managers.
'Luckily, injuries have respected me and I wish I could defend this badge for a long time to come.
'Records are there to be broken. I like to go match by match and wake up every day with motivation to get better.
'I hope to keep this youthful and energetic side of me for as long as possible to extend my record the furthest possible.
'I wish I could get to 200 matches playing with my country. That is my next objective to achieve.'
Ramos said: 'I want to make it difficult for the next player to beat it.
'It is very difficult to have got to 167 matches for your country. It is a reward and a joy. Many years of working hard to get to this point.
'I had the fortune to make my debut at a young age and having the confidence of all my managers.
'Luckily, injuries have respected me and I wish I could defend this badge for a long time to come.
'Records are there to be broken. I like to go match by match and wake up every day with motivation to get better.
'I hope to keep this youthful and energetic side of me for as long as possible to extend my record the furthest possible.
'I wish I could get to 200 matches playing with my country. That is my next objective to achieve.'

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