Ramos, who turns 37 in March, published an open letter on social media in which he claimed the new coach forced his hand.
Sergio Ramos announced his retirement from international duty with Spain on Thursday, claiming that new coach Luis de la Fuente told him he didn’t count on him. The Paris Saint-Germain defender, who won the 2010 World Cup as well as the 2008 and 2012 European Championships with La Roja, last played for Spain in March 2021. Ramos, who turns 37 in March, published an open letter on social media in which he claimed the new coach forced his hand. “The time has come to say goodbye to the national team, our beloved and exciting Roja,” Ramos wrote.
“This morning I received a call from the current coach who told me that he does not and will not count on me, regardless of the level I can show or how I continue my career.
“With great sadness, it is the end of a journey that I hoped would be longer and end with a better taste in my mouth, at the peak of all the successes we have achieved with our Roja.”