• News

Ramos says Bilbao is the place to be in 2020

Sergio Ramos, Spain
Getty Images

The Spanish international believes the EURO 2020 host city will have one of the best atmospheres of the whole tournament.

The EURO 2020 will be very special, as it will take place in 12 different cities in 12 different countries around Europe and Asia.

But for Spanish international star Sergio Ramos, the place to be in 2020 will be Bilbao.

“As for San Mamés, what can you say? Anyone who has played there or who has watched football there knows that it is a very special stadium, in a city that loves its football,” he told the official UEFA website.

“I am sure we will get a great reception from the supporters and that there will be a fantastic atmosphere in Bilbao during the tournament and especially, qualification permitting, for our matches.”

He explained: “It looks really promising, doesn’t it! To play in any EURO tournament – just to play for your country even – it’s always a real honor.”

“But to do so at this particular EURO will be even more special.”

“The prospect of being able to enjoy playing these two group games in Bilbao, and to be able to experience playing at other state-of-the-art European stadiums,” he added.

“San Mamés will be incredible; to get to Wembley would be incredible too, for the semi-finals and the final.”

“Wembley is a legendary stadium, a ground where I haven’t played enough. It [getting there] would put the seal on a potentially brilliant season,” Ramos concluded.