Ramos' leadership qualities has not been the only thing to take Luis Enrique by surprise this week - he has also been astonished by his team's collective attitude. My conscience is very clear.
Ramos said that it was the job of the current squad to restore Spain to the heights that saw them triumph in three consecutive global tournaments - the European championships of 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup of 2010.
'I would have liked another reception because people only remember the action of the final, and nobody remembers the death threats that my family and my children received. "I already explained (what happened), and I do not have to give more explanations".
Spain's new manager Luis Enrique is meanwhile renowned as a spiky character, and there had been some suggestions he and Ramos might not see eye to eye. "I never wanted to hurt a colleague on the pitch, of course, so my conscience is really clear about what I did that night".
So who would come out on top of a poll to decide the most unpopular player in world football right now?
On Tuesday, Spain will tackle World Cup finalists, and Ramos is looking forward to a reunion with one particular clubmate. "It will not change anything in my game or in me".
However, the Wales star missed out on making the candidates list alongside Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who captained France to World Cup glory.
However, he has four Champions League winners' medals, a World Cup, two European Championships, four La Liga titles and countless other honours to reflect upon, so it's unlikely that he will be losing much sleep over his unpopularity.
"I'm not really concerned about the fans reaction".
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, PSG, Italy) Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Belgium), David De Gea (Man Utd, Spain), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid, Costa Rica), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona, Germany). "The big games are those that mark the great players".