The Spanish duo will lock horns in the Champions League quarter-finals in a repeat of the 2018 final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Thiago Alcantara respects Sergio Ramos and enjoys playing alongside him for the Spanish national team, but insists he’ll treat their upcoming Champions League encounter no different from any other.
Thiago’s Liverpool will meet Ramos and Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals. The first leg takes place on April 6 in what will be the two clubs’ first meeting since the 2018 final.
“I love playing alongside Sergio in the Spain team and when I have to come up against him as an opponent, then he’s my opponent,” Thiago told AS.
In 30 of his 39 appearances for Spain, Thiago has played alongside Ramos. They’ve achieved 20 wins, seven draws, and only three defeats in their time on the pitch together.
“It’s great playing with Sergio,” added the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich midfielder.
“The years go by and you continue to learn from him; he keeps on evolving, keeps on wanting to compete.
“That ambition, that determination is key to what he’s all about. That’s something that rubs off on the rest of us in the Spain team.
“We can all learn from a guy who has won so much in the game, yet keeps on wanting more.”
Spain face Greece on Thursday night in Granada in a World Cup qualifier.