While Sergio Ramos has not had much to go his way in his debut season at Paris Saint-Germain, former French forward Ludovic Giuly does not want the club to throw in the towel on him.
“Sergio Ramos had a bad season, he was injured, but it’s not his fault,” Giuly told RMC Sport’s Rothen s’enflamme program. “For him too, there is a time of adaptation. You can be called Messi, Ronaldo or Ramos, but there is always a time of adaptation when you change clubs. So yes, he only comes back at the end of the season against small clubs, but this guy is professional, he has an impeccable lifestyle and, in addition, PSG needs such a player in its locker room.
“So yes, he has played very little, but please, give him a second chance. Let him do his preparation well and if he is still injured in October, I will come and say I was wrong. I believe in his professionalism and his qualities.”
As of late, Ramos has begun to emerge as a reliable center-back for PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino. However, this was not the case for the veteran Spanish defender in the first half of the season, as a nagging calf injury sidelined him from multiple matches in all competitions.
More so, as Giuly touched on, PSG may need such a leader like Ramos heading into the next season.
While PSG has already locked up the Ligue 1 title, the side still has four matches left in its league schedule, which include its upcoming away fixture against Strasbourg. It remains to be seen whether Ramos will earn a start in this contest.