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Ramos can’t wait to play alongside Hazard

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The 33-year-old Spanish defender believes the Belgian star will just give Real Madrid more chances of titles in the future.

Belgian superstar Eden Hazard has joined Real Madrid, leaving Chelsea behind, in the first big move of the summer transfer window.

And for Los Merengues defender, Sergio Ramos, the former Chelsea footballer will only add to his team, as he cannot wait to play alongside him.

“He is coming to play with us, we were already here, right? [laughs] I’m happy,” Ramos told Goal when asked if he was excited for his new teammate.

“I think it’s a great signing. He is a world-class player. It is good to reinforce the squad.”

He also spoke about his future: “I had to go out to give the press conference. I think it was best for everyone.”

“The important thing was to turn the page and not talk about it anymore.”

“The goal is achieved. I am very happy in Real Madrid and playing for the national team is not a relief but a source of pride,” he added.

“When you have been injured, you really value what you do not have. I live it as if it were the last time. It’s all very well.”

VALENCIA, SPAIN – MARCH 23: Luis Enrique, Manager of Spain looks on before the start of the 2020 UEFA European Championships group F qualifying match between Spain and Norway at Estadio Mestalla on March 23, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

And he also spoke about Luis Enrique’s absence in the Spanish national team.

“The subject of the coach is delicate and we have the utmost respect,” said Ramos.

“His absence is important, Luis is the skipper of the ship, he has a lot of personalities, he guides us very well.”

“But we also have to reward his staff, they are very good professionals,” he commented.

“We try not to notice his absence, we are going to try to let it not affect the group. He wants the team to win and not to talk about his absence.”