Sergio Ramos has one goal after he was criticised for giving away a penalty in Spain’s 1-1 draw against Italy, and it is to shut his critics up.
La Roja took the lead in the second half after a Buffon error, the veteran shotstopper charged at Vitolo, but failed the connect with the ball, leaving an empty net.
Italy received a reprieve when a tackle from Ramos sent Eder to ground inside the area and Daniele De Rossi duly dispatched the penalty.
The Real Madrid defender noticed a stark difference in the reception Buffon received on home soil to that which he would get for his mistake back in Spain.
Ramos said: “The difference between Spain and Italy is that when Buffon, who is an idol, makes an error he is applauded. In Spain, you are booed.
“Those criticising me now should enjoy themselves, because I’m going to shut them up in the end.”
Despite his error, Ramos took the positives from the 1-1 draw, claiming strides forward have been made since the two sides met in the last 16 of Euro 2016 – a meeting which Italy won 2-0.
“I’m proud of the match, not the penalty. The level of intensity we showed was very high. They took advantage of their strengths,” he added.
“We drew against a top national team, we noticed a big change compared to what was seen at the European Championship.”