Sergio Ramos: I have adapted to play as a centre-back for Spain

La Liga star reveals he has adapted to play as a centre-back, while also claiming the coach only 'selects the best' in regard to Torres and Albiol's national axe

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has declared he is ‘comfortable’ playing at centre-back for Spain should manager Vicente del Bosque request him to do so.

The 25-year-old usually operates at right-back under Jose Mourinho, and despite claiming he is ok with repositioning, he reminded the press he is a World and European champion.

“If I have to play at centre-back, I’ll do it without any problems,” said Ramos to reporters.

“I have adapted and feel comfortable in the middle, but I am a World and European champion at right-back.”

Meanwhile, Ramos also briefly commented on Fernando Torres and team-mate Raul Albiol’s axe from the national squad, yet mentioned that the national team boss will only pick the cream of the crop.

“They have contributed a lot and might be on their way to getting back [into the team]. The coach is to select the best. There is nothing to discuss,” added Ramos.

Spain take on Venezuela on 29 February, kick-off 20:00 GMT.

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