Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has shown his support to team-mate Mesut Ozil following the Germany international’s substitution at half-time in Sunday’s 5-1 Liga win at home over Deportivo La Coruna.
The attacking midfielder has been struggling to find his best form in the opening weeks of the 2012-13 campaign, and head coach Jose Mourinho warned last week that there is a lot of competition in midfield and that every player has to show he deserves his spot.
Mourinho seemingly felt Ozil failed to do just that, though, as he replaced the former Werder Bremen man with Kaka after 45 minutes of play.
Ramos, who was dropped by Mourinho two weeks ago for the match versus Manchester City, consequently opted to wear Ozil’s No.10 under his own jersey, with the intention to reveal the midfielder’s shirt if he’d score against Deportivo, Marca reports.
Madrid extended their lead from 3-1 to 5-1 after Ozil’s substitution, but Ramos was unable to add his name to the score-sheet, and was thus forced to keep Ozil’s shirt hidden under his own.