Real Madrid go back to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday evening in the aftermath of the abuse directed at Sergio Ramos during last Thursday’s cup visit, but the club captain returns with his view of the Sevilla ultras and of the rest of the club’s fans unchanged.
Angry at having been insulted by the Sevilla ultras since his 2005 move to Los Blancos, Ramos stared down a section of the Andalusian fanbase after converting his Panenka penalty on Thursday and he does not regret doing so.
On the other hand, his positive feelings towards the rest of the club’s supporters, whom he still considers his own fans, have also not been altered.
In Real Madrid training, the centre-back has not appeared affected by the incident, even if he has been encouraged by the support shown by teammates and club directors alike.
Throughout his career, the 30-year-old has performed best when under pressure and is expected to play his usual game when the first whistle sounds in the Andalusian capital.