Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti is not surprised by Sergio Ramos‘ recent form in-front of goal and revealed he sometimes told the defender he would play him up-front when he was in charge of Real Madrid.

Ramos has built up a habit of finding the back of the net at most important of times during his time with Los Blancos and even more regularly this season.

The 30-year-old netted a 92nd minute winner against Deportivo La Coruna last week, just seven days after he equalised at the death against rivals Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

With every goal he scores, Ramos slowly puts himself more and more into the hearts of Real Madrid supporters.

And one man who has not been surprised by his recent goalscoring capabilities is Ancelotti, who managed Ramos for two years during his spell in charge of Real Madrid.

“He continues to score miraculous goals. He does it because he has quality in front of goal,” Ancelotti told AS Diario.

“In fact, he could easily have been a forward. I sometimes joked with him, telling him I was going to pick him at centre-forward.

“That personality and character that he has are really important to teams.”

Ramos, who has played in nine La Liga games this season, already has four goals to his name – only Alvaro Morata (5), Gareth Bale (5) and Cristiano Ronaldo (10) have more than him at Real Madrid.


Culled from Squawka