Ramos happy to take penalty duties from Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos is happy to be taking penalties for Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo's exit.

It is going to be a huge month for Ramos's Real Madrid, which is third in La Liga and eight points behind Barca.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is delighted to have penalty-taking responsibilities after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ramos is on spot-kick duties for Madrid after Ronaldo left the La Liga giant for Juventus in July.

The defender has already scored 10 goals this season – his equal most in a campaign – and said it was nice to replace Ronaldo, while adding he never wanted to offend when he opts for the 'Panenka' from the spot.

"I've taken on the role after Cristiano's departure and I'm delighted to do so. It [the 'Panenka'] is a way to take them, but I never want to offend a colleague," Ramos told Antena 3.

Madrid is preparing for a big few weeks, including a Copa del Rey semifinal and league clash against Barcelona, a meeting with Atletico Madrid and Champions League tie against Ajax.

Ramos said it would be a huge month for Madrid, which is third in La Liga and eight points behind Barca.

"We are facing Barcelona, who are the leaders in LaLiga, and our rivals in the cup. We also have the derby with Atletico in La Liga," he said.

The first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal is on Wednesday.

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