Ahead of Atalanta vs Madrid: This La Dea player is a fan of Sergio Ramos
Atalanta will host Real Madrid in the Champions League match. La Dea player, Cristian Romero, admits he is a fan of Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos.
The first leg of the Champions League last 16 2020/2021 brings Atalanta vs Madrid. The match is scheduled to take place on Wednesday (23/2/2021) in the morning WIB at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia Stadium.
This match also marks the first meeting of the two teams in European competition. Enthusiasm was shown by the Atalanta squad, considering that they would clash with Madrid, which has the most Champions League titles.
One of Atalanta's players who was enthusiastic about Real Madrid's arrival in Bergamo was Cristian Romero. The Argentine man admitted that he had participated in the Los Merengues match since he was a child.
Not only that, Romero without hesitate to call himself a fan of Sergio Ramos. The 22-year-old player rated the defender from Spain as one of the best stars in the world.
"I've been following Sergio Ramos since I was little, because I've always enjoyed watching Real Madrid," Romero told the official UEFA website.
Especially when he plays against Barcelona, because [Lionel] Messi is on the pitch. Sergio is undoubtedly one of my idols, "he said.
However, Cristian Romero had to bury his dream of competing against his idol player in the Atalanta vs Madrid duel. Ramos was not included in the Los Blancos squad for Bergamo, as he is still recovering from a knee injury.
Not only Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid will also be without nine other main players due to the hurricane of injuries that have hit. El Real had to bring six players from their youth team, Castilla, to patch up the existing squad.