Returning to his roots, the 38-year-old Ramos is eager to secure victory for his team and extend their recent streak of positive results.

In an interview with the club’s official media, Ramos expressed his excitement and determination ahead of the derby clash on Sunday. “We know what it means to win a game like this,” he emphasized, highlighting the significance of the rivalry between the two teams.

Reflecting on Sevilla’s recent form, Ramos acknowledged the team’s upward momentum, stating, “After winning three consecutive games and climbing out of the danger zone, it’s a positive boost for the team.” He stressed the importance of maintaining this momentum for the upcoming derby.

With a rich history of success in derby matches, Sevilla hold the upper hand statistically. However, Ramos emphasized the need to focus on the present and prove themselves on the day of the match. “It’s about proving ourselves on the day… It’s a match I’ve never liked to predict or favour,” he remarked.

Recalling his first derby experience, Ramos spoke fondly of the excitement and passion surrounding the event. “Being there and receiving the love was an unforgettable moment,” he shared, underscoring the significance of the match for both players and fans alike.

Ramos also touched upon the familial rivalry between Sevilla and Betis supporters, describing it as a “healthy rivalry” that symbolizes the city’s culture and way of life.

As the anticipation builds for the derby clash, Ramos expressed his eagerness to step onto the field at Villamarín. “It’s going to be a very special moment… I’m looking forward to experiencing it first-hand,” he said, highlighting the thrill of competing in such high-stakes matches.

In closing, Ramos emphasized the collective goal of securing victory for Sevilla, stating, “Above all, winning… From the age of 8 when I arrived until I was 19 when I left, I played many derbies and won most of them.” 

With his sights set on victory, Ramos and his teammates are poised to deliver an unforgettable performance on derby day.