Sergio Ramos took advantage of his convalescence to tell some memories of his long adventure at Real Madrid. Asked about the most “bizarre” player in the locker room, the Spanish defender did not hesitate and cited the Frenchman Julien Faubert.
Loaned to everyone’s surprise at Real in January 2009, Julien Faubert did not leave lasting memories for Madrid supporters with only two appearances and a total of 54 minutes of play. But the French international (a selection) marked the locker room during his six-month stay in the Spanish capital. And in particular Sergio Ramos. The emblematic captain of the Merengue club recalled with a smile his strange cohabitation with the Martinique, seen as the “most bizarre” player he has rubbed shoulders with.
“The best-known story is Faubert who fell asleep on the bench, joked the 34-year-old defender on Thursday during a live on social media with influencer Ibai Llanos. I think the calendar did not suit him very much. “
Ramos: “He didn’t learn the language”
Already indisputable within the Madrid defense during the passage of Julien Faubert, Sergio Ramos continued his ascent to the summits of the football planet. Obviously, he did not seem to want too much inspiration from his new teammate.
“He was jet-lagged,” said the 2010 world champion again with a burst of laughter. These are things that happen in football but I haven’t seen anything like it since. He hasn’t learned the language because that he did not stay long, nor did he bond with anyone. […] When he arrived he was very young and there were also the Galactics. It was another time and I was going to the other side instead. “
Back in West Ham after his surprise stint in La Liga, Julien Faubert will no longer have his chance with a big European and will then follow more or less exotic adventures (Scotland, Finland, Indonesia). Difficult to make you forget your nap in a match.