Record-breaking Ramos has much more joy to give Spain, says Moreno

Sergio Ramos Spain 2019

Sergio Ramos Spain 2019

Sergio Ramos has impressed Spain boss Robert Moreno with his desire to play for his country at next year's Olympic Games.

Moreno will be spared having to make a decision on Ramos over the Olympics, as responsibility for that team is set to fall on Spain Under-21 boss Luis de la Fuente.

"Ramos' record is incredible", Moreno told a news conference.

Spain gave Norway plenty of chances throughout the second half and it came back to bite them in stoppage time when keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga clattered into Omar Elabdellaoui and referee Michael Oliver pointed directly to the spot.

"I'm left with a bad feeling because when you concede an equaliser at the end it is not good", Moreno added.

On Tuesday, La Roja go to the Friends Arena to take on Sweden and these are the various qualification scenarios.

"It's a real shame we couldn't win the game but it's very hard to play against a team that knew they were nearly out of contention if they lost", said Spain captain Sergio Ramos. Norway have been very strong, and played with the ambition of a team that still has options [to qualify].

Spain's line-up to face Norway included players from 11 different clubs, with Moreno accepting it might be beneficial were clubs such as La Liga giants Barcelona or Real Madrid providing more talent to his squad.

"For me, it's a pride after so many years to be the national team player with the most caps and I get emotional when I put on this shirt".

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