Sergio Ramos comments on Stiliyan Petrov's Aston Villa return

Stiliyan Petrov - Aston Villa

The former captain made an inspirational return for Aston Villa on Saturday.

Stiliyan Petrov - Aston VillaStiliyan Petrov - Aston Villa

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has taken to Twitter to praise Stiliyan Petrov following his return for Aston Villa.

The veteran midfielder is seeking to resume his playing career next season, just four years after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Stiliyan Petrov - Aston VillaStiliyan Petrov - Aston Villa

Aston Villa have allowed him to train with the club this summer as he aims to build up his fitness once again.

His return was handed a huge boost on Saturday afternoon as he featured in the second half of the Villans 8-0 pre-season win over Gak 1902.

Stiliyan Petrov celebrates after scoring the second goal for Aston VillaStiliyan Petrov celebrates after scoring the second goal for Aston Villa

It was an emotional and inspiring moment for football in general, and Ramos has taken to Twitter to react.

It now remains to be seen whether Petrov can earn himself a new contract at Villa Park this summer.

The club has had a difficult time of it over the last year, culminating in their disastrous relegation from the Premier League last season.

They are in desperate need of inspiration in the Championship next season, and who better to provide it to Roberto di Matteo and his team than their former captain Petrov.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conferenceNew manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conference

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