Ramos attributes his semifinal penalty chip to being 'a little crazy'

The Real Madrid right back insisted that his audacious spot kick against the Seleccao was planned, and that he was not haunted by the shadow of his Champions League miss.
Spain defender Sergio Ramos insists that his calmly chipped penalty in the semifinal shootout against Portugal was planned, and attributed it to a "crazy personality".

The Real Madrid man seemed certain that La Roja boss Vicente Del Bosque was aware that he was capable of producing something special, and revealed that he was keen to restore his pride after his penalty shootout miss in the Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich.

"Del Bosque could have had an idea that I would be capable of doing something like that, because he has worked with me for many years and deep down he knows I'm a little crazy," Ramos told reporters. "I had planned it [taking the penalty Panenka-style], but it's true that you only decide when you see how the goalkeeper is acting.

"And after my recent experience in the Champions League, many people said that perhaps I wasn't prepared, and for me as a footballer that hurt my pride, so I was keen to assume that responsibility because I felt confident."

La Roja will meet either Italy or Germany in Sunday's final.

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