After it appeared earlier this week that Sergio Ramos would be just days away from making his Paris Saint-Germain debut, it has now been revealed that he is further away than previously thought.
PSG play Angers in Ligue 1 on Friday, and it appeared that the scenario was set for Ramos’ first game in France, especially given the game’s proximity to the international break. However, it looks that the Spaniard has yet to fully participate in training and will miss Tuesday’s Champions League matches against Angers and RB Leipzig. On Monday, Le Parisien stated that the 35-year-old will be included in PSG’s squad for the game against Angers, but on Wednesday, the same daily reversed its position and disclosed that he continues to train separately from the rest of his teammates.
Ramos will also be unavailable for the Leipzig match, according to the French publication, a report backed up by Juanfe Sanz on El Chiringuito on Tuesday night.
“Sergio Ramos has healed,” Sanz stated, “but he will not play on Friday.””He’s been given the all-clear by the medical team, but neither the player nor the coach [Mauricio Pochettino] want to rush things after such a long layoff.” He had previously returned to training and experienced a setback in his first session. They don’t want to risk losing another month over a week.”
PSG ARE CALM
Pochettino and PSG, on the other hand, are unconcerned about the former Real Madrid captain’s condition. They don’t want to put Ramos under too much strain or force him back too soon, but they are certain that he will be fully healthy and capable of competing at a top level before long.
It’s a question of when, not if, but the French club isn’t bothered about the latter, which is why they’ve always avoided setting a time limit on Ramos’ return and eventual debut. It will happen when it happens, but no doubt everyone involved wishes it would happen sooner rather than later, particularly the player, who will be eager to get back on the field and put a bad year behind him.