The 35-year-old appeared at the opening of a gym in Madrid hours after the draw was confirmed and was immediately quizzed on his emotions over a return to the Bernabeu.
His answer showed he was in a bullish mood over facing his former club.
Sergio Ramos is relishing the prospect of facing old club Real Madrid in the Champions League
Ramos left Madrid for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer after 16 years with the Spanish giants
‘I am going to die for PSG in the game against Real Madrid,’ said the former Real captain, according to Marca.
‘Fate is capricious. I would have liked another team to have played us. You know the affection and love I have for Real Madrid. Now it’s my turn to defend PSG and I’ll do everything possible to pass. It’s the team that bet on me.’
Monday’s draw for the Champions League last-16 controversially had to be redone after Manchester United were incorrectly pulled out of the hat to face Villarreal, who they had already played against in the group stage.
PSG and Ramos were then drawn against United in the abandoned first draw and then in the second, they got Madrid.
‘When I arrived on the plane it was United, which is a team that was cool to me and then it turns out that it was not valid,’ Ramos said
‘I would have liked not to have that confrontation but returning to the Bernabeu is cause for joy. I could not have a farewell because fault of the covid.’
Ramos won the Champions League four times in his trophy-laden era with Madrid
Since joining PSG, injuries have restricted Ramos to just one appearance for his new club
Ramos has endured a difficult time of it since moving to France. He has only made one appearance for the French giants in the 3-1 win over St Etienne on November 28 due to an array of injury issues.
After struggling with a calf injury, he sustained a new and unspecified muscle problem after the game against St Etienne.
In 16 years at Madrid, Ramos won five LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues.