Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos 'vehemently opposed' to doping

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos 'vehemently opposed' to doping

According to the report, this incident triggered a number of communications between UEFA and Real Madrid with the Spanish club defending their actions throughout.

Ramos added: "When you know the truth, you can act with a lot of tranquility".

It's alleged that Ramos' sample from the final (which was the second in Real's recent run of three consecutive Champions League victories) contained traces of the banned substance dexamethasone, which is described as "a cortisone preparation that has an anti-inflammatory effect in addition to relieving pain", as well as "increasing cognition and concentration".

"But I will take measures, because they want to tarnish my image and my reputation".

In a statement on the club's website, Real Madrid said: "With regards to the reports published by Der Spiegel in relation to our captain, Sergio Ramos, the club wishes to express the following".

Ramos also said that Madrid deserved to lose 3-0 at Eibar on Saturday, a first defeat under Santiago Solari.

"The two specific cases referred to are explained as follows. 1".

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The Madrid captain could break protocol, showering before carrying out the anti-doping control, with the condition that the person in charge of the test was in front of him at all times and the shower had no curtains. With time against me because the team was about to return [to Madrid] the anti-doping official allowed me to shower, always in his presence, and then do the test which I passed as in all other occasions'. The matter was clarified and resolved formally and in writing between the organisations'.

"With respect to the right to information, I must also uphold my right to honour".

"Sergio Ramos has never breached anti-doping regulations".

"3. Regarding the rest of the content from the aforementioned publication, the club does not pronounce itself before the evidence of its insubstantial nature".

As a result of the doctor owning up to the problems, it was reported Uefa were happy with his explanation and reasoning for the failure to document the use of dexamethasone and closed the case of Ramos.

Real are now sixth in La Liga, four points behind leaders Barcelona.

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