‘I have no doubt that he will stay’: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes Sergio Ramos will extend his contract with the club past the end of this season after he scored his 100th goal for Los Blancos in win over Inter Milan
- Sergio Ramos scored Real Madrid’s second during a vital 3-2 win over Inter Milan
- The Spanish defender headed home to notch his 100th goal for Los Blancos
- Ramos’ contract at Santiago Bernabeu is set to come to an end next summer
- Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid’s captain will agree to extend his stay
Ramos scored his 100th goal for the club with a trademark header from a Toni Kroos corner to put them 2-0 up in the first-half.
The 34-year-old who joined Real Madrid in 2005 is currently in the last year of his current contract which is due to expire in the summer.
Sergio Ramos headed home his 100th goal for Real Madrid in their 3-2 win over Inter Milan
The Spaniard’s contract at Los Blancos is set to expire at the end of the current season
Zinedine Zidane is confident though that Ramos will agree to extend his stay at the club
Despite concerns some might have over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu, manager Zinedine Zidane is confident he will put pen to paper on an extension.
After Madrid’s victory he said: ‘As always, he is our captain, our leader.
‘We want him here forever, it is what he is doing, showing that he always wants to. I have no doubt that he will stay and that it will continue to make history.’
Ramos’ goal came after deadly striker Karim Benzema put the home side 1-0 up against the Italian giants.
Antonio Conte’s side didn’t go down without a fight though as they levelled through goals by Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez and Ivan Perisic to force a dramatic ending to the game.
Brazilian substitute Rodrygo fired home a late winner to give Los Blancos their first win in the competition this season after a shock 3-2 home defeat by Shaktar Donetsk and a 2-2 draw at leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
Ramos has won 22 trophies for Real Madrid since he arrived at the club from Sevilla in 2005
Ramos celebrates with Toni Kroos after the German assisted Ramos’ 100th goal for the club
‘It’s not bad,’ said Ramos after hitting the milestone at Real’s temporary home and training ground the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.
He said:’ ‘Individual records are secondary, but you like hitting them and as long as they keep on helping the side win, hopefully I can get a few more.
‘It was a tough game, but we were able to get a good result in the end and secure three very important points.
‘We knew it was a do-or-die game and when you are pegged back to a draw in a match you were winning, you need to push on. We’d let them off the hook a bit and in the Champions League you can’t afford to do that.’