Norway star Joshua King believes that Ramos’ reputation as one of the dirtiest defenders in the game is unfair, as the Spain captain is the nicest centre back he’s ever faced.
King scored the equalizer for Norway from the spot kick in the 65th minute of the game, but Sergio Ramos secured the victory for Spain six minutes later.
Bournemouth striker spoke about the Spain captain after the game, saying Ramos is one of the cleanest defenders he has faced in his football career.
“I think that I did really well against one of the best centre-backs in the world,” he said of the Real Madrid defender.
“Ramos has a reputation of being dirty and rough, but I do not remember going up against a centre-back as nice as him,” he said via Marca.
“I have not seen all of his matches but I think that all of his challenges were clean and he seemed to me a very good sportsman. He won some duels and I won others, I think it was a good game,” he concluded.
⏱ ¡¡¡FINAL, FINAL, FINAL!!! ✌🏻 Sumamos los 3 primeros puntos en nuestro camino hacia la #EURO2020.
¡Gracias por vuestro apoyo!
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) March 23, 2019
Ramos also shared his thoughts on the game, saying Spain players new they are facing a tough opponent.
“A new road is starting now for us and there was no better way to begin than with a win against an opponent who made it hard for us despite us dominating the ball,” the defender said.
“After we conceded, the team reacted well. We knew it would cost us and be difficult, but we are happy. Perhaps we could have won by more, but the game didn’t work out like that.”
“You always have the dream and the goal of achieving something important,” he added.
“Now we are in a new dynamic of work with a coach who has a wonderful philosophy. We will see where it takes us game by game, but winning brings more confidence.”