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Ramos closing in on PSG debut after injury nightmare, Pochettino confirms

23:24 EAT 19/11/2021
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The former Real Madrid star is edging closer to finally making his first appearance for his new club

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has said that Sergio Ramos is nearing his long-awaited debut for the club.

Ramos moved to Paris from Real Madrid this summer, making him one of several high-profile stars to join up with PSG this year.

However, due to injury issues, Ramos has yet to play for the club, but Pochettino says that the Spanish star's debut should be coming in the near future.

What was said?

"A World Cup winner like Sergio Ramos, with his competitive level and mentality, is going to find it difficult to accept not playing as much as he would like, but he is very strong," Pochettino said on Friday.

"He is working extremely hard, and we think he is making good progress. We have to be patient, and he has been. That refers to his maturity, so we think he can be back in the squad soon.

"He has been in full training three times this week. He is coping well with the workload and this is an important step to getting closer to competing."

The big picture

Ramos has been dealing with a thigh injury since moving to Paris which has forced him to miss the club's first 13 league games of the season.

Even without Ramos, though, PSG sit first in Ligue 1, having dropped just four points all season in the league.

In the Champions League, PSG sit second behind Manchester City in their group with eight points through four matches.

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