Sergio Ramos meets Florentino Perez for peace talks after the duo had a stunning bust-up following the Champions League defeat to Ajax.
Sergio Ramos and controversies go hand-in-hand, don’t they?
The defender was caught in another huge controversy after Real Madrid’s shocking loss to Ajax in the Champions League round-of-16.
The Real Madrid president went down to the dressing room to talk to his players following the defeat. According to AS, Perez accused the players of not being fully committed on the field.
Sergio Ramos, who was suspended for the game due to a deliberate yellow card in the first leg of the tie, hit back at the president.
In a massive outburst, Ramos stated that the club’s recruitment policy has been “embarrassing,” and that there were so significant attempts made to restructure the team after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
Florentino Perez eventually threatened to sack the player, to which Ramos replied, “You pay me and I’ll leave.”
However, it has now been reported that Ramos and Perez have made amends.
Ramos-Perez ‘peace talks’:
Spanish outlet El Chiringuito (via Marca) claims that Sergio Ramos and Florentino Perez talked again on Thursday since the bust-up.
The two are on talking terms again and are keen to sit down and speak to each other.
As the two prominent figures at Real Madrid, it is important for both to be in a positive state of mind. Real Madrid still have 12 games to play before the end of the season and could create significant pressure on the second-placed Atletico Madrid, who are five points ahead.
It has been reported that Santiago Solari’s future is uncertain at the club after a series of disappointing results in the last three games, which saw them being knocked out of two competitions, and ended their hopes of winning the La Liga title.
While it was earlier claimed that Real Madrid made a three-man shortlist to replace Santiago Solari, Jose Mourinho has emerged as a front-runner for the job in recent times.
How Twitter reacted..
Perez berated the players for several minutes, terming their performance as “disgraceful”. Ramos also hit back against Perez in front of the whole staff and claimed they had warned him during the summer of the need to sign a striker. pic.twitter.com/rzyLkDDYr3
— Kyle™ ⚡ (@whisnow28) March 7, 2019
Perez told the players that they have no dedication, taking way too many free days and raised his voice, Ramos replied telling him that he can’t blame the players for your own bad planning. via @Manu_Sainz
— A. (@KaizerT8) March 7, 2019
A shitstorm of unproven stories was expected in the aftermath of our UCL exit but I’d like you all to remember one thing in any Pérez vs Ramos reports considering recent rumors:
Sergio is the 1st obstacle in Mourinho’s return. Pro-Mourinho ‘sources’ will leak/invent such gossip.
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) March 7, 2019
Real Madrid will look to get back on track after a series of setbacks as the side faces Real Valladolid in the La Liga on Sunday night.
La Liga is the only competition Real Madrid remains a part of, after being knocked out of Copa del Rey and the Champions League within a week.