Sergio Ramos, the player with the most caps for Spain, has given an explanation of why he decided to retire from the Spanish national team.
The 36-year-old defender for Paris Saint-Germain, who won two European Championships and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hasn’t competed for Spain since March 2021.
He announced his retirement, citing a lack of playing time and being left out of Luis de la Fuente’s plans as causes.
Ramos had been injured and missed the Euro 2021 championship before talking to the new coach.
The last few years of his career haven’t gone as planned because he intended to play for his country in the world cup but was left out of the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup by former manager Luis Enrique, who was fired following Spain’s quarterfinal loss to Morocco.
There were rumors that Ramos might be called up for the upcoming international matches after Luis de la Fuente was confirmed as Spain’s new coach following the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Sergio Ramos claims that the coach called him and informed him that he would not be relying on him, regardless of how well he performed at the club level.
This forced him to declare his permanent retirement after realizing his time was over.