Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he does not blame Spain for captain Sergio Ramos’ latest injury ahead of the season’s run-in.

Central defender Ramos picked up a calf injury while doing warm-down exercises with Spain after their 3-1 victory over Kosovo on Wednesday. He came on as an 86th-minute substitute in the World Cup qualifier.

The 35-year-old looks set to be absent for both legs of the upcoming Champions League quarter-final meeting with Liverpool, as well as next Saturday’s Clasico against Barcelona.



Local media reported Ramos will miss the next month as Real seeks to defend its La Liga crown and claw back six points on league leader Atletico Madrid.

Zidane, however, was his usual sanguine self when asked about the blow.

“We always want Sergio to be fit and available, but now we just have to focus on the…

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