After opening 9 million coins worth of saved packs and getting a West Brom silver as my most valuable tradeable player, I had given up hope on Team of the Year as another year, my sixth in a row, went past without any success - I thought I packed one but the purple flare only lead to Nominee Jesus Navas. Ten minutes were left in the promo when I decided to just wing it and build some Gold Upgrade packs hoping for something decent.
Never did I expect on my last pack to see the purple flare and see Spanish, CB, Real Madrid. I was so happy.
Before trying him I read some things about him from Reddit. Everyone was saying he was decent but not incredible and therefore not worth the price. I was therefore very sceptical going into my first Rivals game with Ramos.
It's safe to say I think all those people are crazy. Sometimes with players when you try to switch direction while jockeying they move all over the place - that was not the problem with Ramos. He's the most agile CB I've ever tried, and he just seems to move different, similar to my IF Ben Yedder at the start of the game. Jockeying with him is so easy, and he honestly makes Varane seem like the most sluggish lump in comparison.
Passing and Shooting have nothing wrong. His spreading of the ball is phenomenal, the long balls to switch the play are driven with accuracy and never loop up into the air giving the opponent a chance. Defensively he is a dream and dribbling-wise he is second to none.
In a way I saw myself as having packed probably the worst outfield TOTY this year, but having tried him out in game, I couldn't be happier. Trust me, if you're thinking of buying him, do it. He is CRAZY good.
Responsiveness to analog stick movement
Sometimes gets a bit high up the pitch