Ramos urges Spain to move on after Lopetegui's sack

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/06/2018

Spanish captain Sergio Ramos has urged Spain to move on after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, according to report in Marca.

Ramos in his press conference before the match against Portugal in the World Cup, spoke about the shock sack of Lopetegui just two days into the commencement of the tournament in Russia.

"It feels like we're in a funeral parlour when the World Cup is starting," he said towards the end of the questioning.

"I want to finish with a smile.

"We have to turn the page because this hasn't been pleasant.

"Julen [Lopetegui] has been part of what's been done, but Spain is above everything.

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"We need to turn the page and there's nobody better for filling the void than [Fernando] Hierro.

"I hope we can have a national team like we had before.

"We don't need to evaluate what other people do and we need to focus on the sporting side of things.

"Only we can do something on the pitch.

"We need to close this subject.

"When the World Cup finishes, everyone can say what they want."

"Everything that has happened will make us more united.

"Nothing will change us.

"The will of a country won't come above one name.

"There is no rift in the dressing room.

"The plan hasn't changed, with the plan being to go and win the World Cup.

"Personally, it was a delicate moment.

"Being here is very difficult and we'll be more united than ever."

Spain will face Portugal on Friday in the Group B encounter of the World Cup.