Sergio Ramos apologises for training ground bust-up with young teammate
"My reaction should not be that."
Sergio Ramos has apologised for losing his cool with one of his teammates in training.
Footage shared on Twitter shows how young defender Sergio Reguilon accidentally catches the Real Madrid captain in the face with his elbow as he tries to catch a ball during Monday's session. Ramos reacts angrily, attempting to kick the ball at the 21-year-old.
As the players walk away, the Spanish international continues to make his feeling known to Reguilón, kicking the ball at him a second time before Luka Modric intervenes.
Sergio Ramos en el entrenamiento de esta mañana. Fijaos como intimida y abochorna a Reguilon por un lance fortuito.
Los demás miran, nadie hace nada.
— Ale6 (@AlexeiMartin5) October 22, 2018
A tweet later posted by Ramos played down the situation but made it clear that his reaction was inexcusable.
"Although it may not seem like it, they are quite common situations," it read.
"But it is not an excuse, my reaction should not have been that. "We always go full, right, Regui? In the end team victory together.'
Aunque no os lo parezca, son situaciones bastante habituales, pero no es excusa, mi reacción no debió ser esa.
Nosotros siempre vamos a full, ¿verdad, Regui? ¡¡Al final victoria del equipo juntos @sergio_regui!! 😜🤥😜🤥
Carpetazo 📂 y a por el partido de mañana.#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/PIFNFqV6mj
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) October 22, 2018
Reguilon soon replied from his own account:
"I always support my team and my captain. Let's go after the victory tomorrow!"
Siempre con mi equipo y con mi capitán, a por la victoria mañana! 💪🏻 https://t.co/Nddgmwd7ob
— Sergio Reguilón (@sergio_regui) October 22, 2018
The European champions host Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday night with manager Julen Lopetegui under mounting pressure.
Lopetegui only replaced Zinedine Zidane as Real boss in July. News of his appointment prompted the Spanish football federation to sack him as manager of the national team on the eve of the World Cup finals.
Since taking charge, he has overseen a miserable spell at the Bernabeu. The weekend loss to Levante was their third on the trot. The only crumb of comfort from their 2-1 defeat was that Marcelo's consolation goal brought to an end the club's longest ever run without scoring, totalling 482 minutes.
Before the Brazilian wing-back struck against Levante, Real's last goal in any competition came in a 1-0 win against Espanyol a month ago. They failed to score in games against Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Alaves.