He needed to wait longer than he would have favored, however Sergio Ramos lastly made his Paris Saint-Germain debut over the weekend of their 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne on the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Lionel Messi claimed a hat-trick of assists within the victory and Neymar was pressured off with a nasty harm, however a variety of the post-match focus was on the 35-year-old Spaniard.
Ramos‘ final aggressive sport got here 207 days earlier for Actual Madrid towards Chelsea, and a variety of doubt had surrounded him within the build-up to his PSG debut. However the defender impressed, and nearly all of the French media had been pleased to see him make his bow.
“Every part seems to be straightforward together with his expertise,” Le Parisien wrote.
Ramos performed 90 minutes alongside Marquinhos on the coronary heart of PSG‘s defence, profitable 5 of his seven duels and finishing 94.1 % of the passes he tried. Of the 9 lengthy passes he tried, seven had been correct.
“With Danilo [Pereira] and [Idrissa] Gueye within the center they may have had issues creating, however Ramos confirmed character on the ball and he learn house very effectively to seek out his teammates,” L’Equipe mentioned.
Ramos on his PSG debut
Ramos himself was expectedly delighted to have gotten up and working in France, ending his lengthy wait to debut.
“Getting again to taking part in and feeling like a soccer is emotional and really optimistic,” Ramos mentioned after the sport. “Particularly to get three factors.
“I actually wished to get again and begin contributing.”
The defender might now change into a key a part of Mauricio Pochettino‘s aspect, and a few French media shops are suggesting that the coach might look to play Ramos in a three-man backline alongside Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe.