Ramos is set to turn 35 at the end of the month but, with uncertainty now looming over his Madrid career, the bullish defender has backed himself to remain at the pinnacle of European football.
Speculation is now mounting that Ramos could finally leave Madrid with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, and the man himself has this week admitted that he is still unsure what the immediate future holds.
Iconic defender Sergio Ramos has insisted he has plenty of elite level football left in him
Speaking to Spanish publication Marca, Ramos outlined his belief that he is good enough to continue winning trophies and insisted his ‘soul’ has been given to Madrid.
‘I wish I could say something, but everything remains the same,’ Ramos explained.
‘All I’m thinking about is coming back and finishing the season in the best possible way. There’s no news of my renewal, I wish I could [say something].
‘I’m calm and I’m only thinking about playing again and winning a trophy.’
Ramos’ words are in some quarters believed to be an attempt to pressure Madrid into handing him a lucrative new deal, despite his aging years.
‘You can’t please everyone, but there’s one thing you can’t erase: everything you’ve won,’ Ramos added.
‘The only thing that worries me is that they know that I’m a real guy, that I left my soul for the Madrid badge.
‘I’ve always stood up for myself and I’ve always told the truth. I’m honest, humble and hard working. It is on the basis of performance that the player should be judged.
‘I can play five more years at the highest level. If injuries are not too bad, my mentality will help me.’