Sergio Ramos has been singled out for praise by Zinedine Zidane. The Real Madrid coach said thr defender proved the difference in the super cup win over Sevilla.
The Real Madrid captain was at the top of his game, as he produced a top-of-the-drawer performance against Sevilla, with Los Blancos winning 3-2 after extra time.
The experienced centre-back equalised in the 93rd minute to keep Madrid alive before full-back Dani Carvajal scored the winner in the final minute of extra time.
And Ramos, who had a goal ruled out in extra time, was praised by Zidane post-match.
“You have to congratulate Sevilla on their great performance,” said Zidane, who became just the fifth coach to win the Super Cup having also hoisted the trophy aloft as a player.
“Sometimes to play a great game it takes two sides and today we saw just that. In the end we won, but Sevilla were very good.
“Sergio Ramos is our captain, an important player and he’s always there to earn us the trophy. There were no special instructions for him. With a player like Sergio, he’s always been the difference. We’ve seen it before. He’s grown as a player, too. In this final he was there just where he needed to be.”