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Ramos surprised at Keane exit by lfctalk
February 19, 2009, 09:45
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Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos has said that he thinks Rafael Benitez was wrong to sell Robbie Keane back to Spurs. The former Tottenham manager admitted his surprise that his opposite number felt he could cope without the Irishman.

Ramos felt that his compatriot was hasty in letting the £20m striker return to White Hart Lane and thought his ex charge deserved more time.

“You can’t tell me Robbie will not score goals at a top club,” said Ramos.

“He is a top player and I don’t think he did badly at Liverpool. He scored goals and showed he’s a team player.”

“He’s definitely a match-winner for any club and if he were still at Liverpool, I would be telling my defenders to watch for him.”

“When you are a top club playing around 60 matches a season, you don’t want to let any of your players go in January unless they have a real desire to go.”

Ramos also expressed his surprise at Liverpool’s willingness to make a loss on the frontman, after paying £20m and selling him back for an initial £12m.

“It was a lot of money to lose on Robbie over such a short space of time — especially in this market,” said Ramos.

“Let’s put it this way. I wouldn’t want to lose that amount of money on one player.”

“Maybe Liverpool should have kept Robbie until at least the summer to give him more time and try and get the right price for him when there was more time to do so!”

Ramos is keen to remind Liverpool of which club has won more European Cup’s next week when they meet for only the second time.

“Liverpool are a massive European Cup club but the fact is we are bigger — bigger than anybody in this competition,” said Ramos.

“Everybody knows about Liverpool’s successes but at the same time everybody knows we are the most famous and successful club in Europe.”

“For the Real Madrid fans it has been too long since they won the European Cup and with Barcelona so far ahead in La Liga before I arrived maybe this is our best chance of a major trophy this season.”

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