Sergio Ramos reaches out to nine-year-old Dub to thank him
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has thanked nine-year-old Dubliner Cillian Byrne for a drawing he recently sent the Spanish international.
Byrne, from Drimnagh, is a huge Real Madrid fan according to his mother Iseult and Ramos is his favourite player at the club.
And it was Iseult who reached out to the Real legend.
@SergioRamos -my son Cillian (9) from Dublin, Ireland worked really hard to make this drawing of you. He is a RealMadrid Fan & a Fan of yours. You are his favorite player & best defender in the world. He wanted you to see it & hopes you like it (he is training to be a goalkeeper) pic.twitter.com/45nmow85qf
— Iseult Byrne (@IseultByrne) May 15, 2018
The Madrid defender then came back to young Cillian Byrne and thanked him for the drawing and for his continued support. And for him remarkably high rating.
Thank you very much for your drawing 🔝 and your support, Cillian. Never had a 102 rating before... Keep it up!! 😘 https://t.co/HdHf1U0606
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 16, 2018
Ramos will try to captain Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title next weekend when Los Blancos take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Kiev.
Liverpool advanced to the final with a 7-6 aggregate win over Roma in the semi-finals with the Reds leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah subdued in the second leg after scoring two goals and providing two assists in the first leg in Anfield.
Ramos said that Madrid do not fear Salah and that the Egyptian is just another player in his eyes.
"We have seen what Salah can do this season, but he will just be one of 11 players we face against Liverpool," he told the Daily Mirror.
"Throughout my career, I have faced the best forward players in the world - many of them who are considered among the greatest ever.
"For me, there is never a fear. A respect, yes, but never a fear."