MATHIAS JOR­GENSEN says that no-non­sense Span­ish star Ser­gio Ramos is his role model.

Hud­der­s­field de­fender Jor­gensen ad­mires ev­ery­thing about the un­com­pro­mis­ing Ramos, in­clud­ing his win-at-all-costs at­ti­tude.

He says Ramos, who has been in the head­lines for all the wrong rea­sons in re­cent months, em­bod­ies Real Madrid and is the best cen­tre-half in the world.

“He’s just a great de­fender,” said the Den­mark in­ter­na­tional, 28.

“He also has a lot of char­ac­ter, whether you like it or not.

“He scores goals, which for a de­fender is an amaz­ing feat.

“No other cen­tre-half in the world ri­vals his scor­ing per­cent­age. That’s who I like per­son­ally. The man’s won ev­ery­thing and yet he goes out there and he wants to win every game.

“I just like how he em­bod­ies Real Madrid, the club.”

Ramos doesn’t en­dear him­self to ev­ery­one with his style, though.

Liver­pool boss Jur­gen Klopp, who was the best man at Hud­der­s­field man­ager David Wag­ner’s wed­ding, was par­tic­u­larly scathing of the player after this year’s Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal.

That was when Ramos cyn­i­cally showed the con­tro­ver­sial side of his game with a tackle that pre­vented key man Mo­hamed Salah play­ing any fur­ther part. Jor­gensen says he

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