Sergio Ramos Believes Real Madrid Are God’s Team

Speaking ahead of his side’s FIFA Club World Cup final in Marrakesh, defender Sergio Ramos told the assembled media that he believes Real Madrid is “God’s team” and the reigning champions of Europe are ready to take home their second piece of silverware during this early campaign (Los Blancos beat Sevilla earlier this year to win the UEFA Super Cup).

Most experts agree that today’s match-up between the European and South American champions is tilted in the favor of the La Liga giants. Real Madrid are ten-time champions of Europe and have won countless domestic titles. The club is a global brand and their squad is worth roughly £420 million.

San Lorenzo is considered one of Los 5 Grandes (Five Great Teams) in Argentinian football, with River Plate, Boca Juniors, Independiente and Racing Club. The club has been champions of Argentina’s Primera Division fifteen times and earned a trip to the FIFA Club World Cup after winning its first-ever Copa Libertadores title. The net value of their squad is approximately £8 million.

But the Argentinian club has one thing in its favor, their number one fan is reigning head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

When reminded that Pope Francis was a major supporter of his Club World Cup final opponent, Sergio Ramos replied:

“I believe in God and I respect the Pope. But this is football, after all. Real Madrid is God and the world’s team.”

Although the defender won’t be participating in the final due to an ongoing thigh injury, the Spain international is confident his teammates have enough to overcome Pope Francis’ favorite club.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed that James Rodriguez will take part in the contest after a brief spell in the training room, and also gave his thoughts on the encounter with the South American champions.

“The team is ready, we have confidence and we are looking forward to finishing this year the right way,” Ancelotti added. “And with that attitude something positive will happen.”

“I’ve watched a lot of San Lorenzo games lately, I’m not worried about the magnitude of this match. We will need to display all our good qualities, these matches are not based on skills, but also on attitude, tactics and all.”

Programming note: Real Madrid vs. San Lorenzo will be shown LIVE on FOX Sports 2 today at 2:30pm EST.

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