Sergio Ramos is expected to play for Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal tomorrow night, according to Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.Ramos has been out with a calf injury for over a month and was doing individual ball work in training on Sunday.He returned to full training on Monday and has accompanied Zidane’s squad to London, which will be a big boost for the Spanish team.
Tuchel acknowledges that Ramos will start the second leg, but insists that his team does not “lose our heads” over his inclusion.He said, ” “The key takeaway is that we can trust ourselves and that we have earned our place in the semi-finals.”We should be self-assured and fearless in the face of this challenge because we deserve to be there and have the ability to succeed at that level again. This is the most important lesson.
Is Ramos going to play or not? I’m not sure whether he’s fit or not, so this is a difficult issue. We’ll find out after training and when they announce the starting lineup.”Does Real Madrid’s situation change? Yes, it has a major impact on them. He is the captain of the European squad that has had the most success in recent years.”Things change a lot, but we can’t lose sight of our decision.” I believe he will begin; we will plan for it, and we must ensure that he will not be able to do it alone.”