Sunday’s match in Kiev will be a re-run of the opening Group C match between the sides in Gdansk three weeks ago, which finished in a 1-1 draw. However, whereas Italy lined up in a 3-5-2 formation on that day, they have since reverted to a more classically Italian 4-3-1-2 system on Thursday.
Amid such uncertainty, Ramos says Spain’s main priority should be to concentrate on their own approach to the game. “They changed their style for the first game and for the following matches they changed back to their normal style,” said the Real Madrid defender. “Which style do I prefer? It’s a question of keeping calm and waiting to see how they behave on the day.
“We’re not obsessed with how Italy will play. We’ll wait and see on Sunday.”