Sergio Ramos says he enjoys it when Barcelona struggle because it means Real Madrid can take advantage.
Los Cules looked like they would stroll to the La Liga title a few weeks ago but defeat in the Clasico at the Camp Nou started a run that saw Luis Enrique’s men pick up just one point from a possible 12.
They got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion during the week when they beat Deportivo La Coruña 8-0 but with four games to go they are level with Atletico de Madrid and just a point ahead of Los Blancos.
Speaking to Cadena COPE, Ramos said: “Of course I enjoy things going badly at Barcelona. I like it because it benefits us. I do not wish bad things on anyone, though. I enjoy their struggles for sporting reasons. Everything that is bad for Barcelona is good for Real Madrid.
“Winning at Camp Nou was a big blow for them. A Clasico is always about more than just three points. It is the game of the season. It was tough for them mentally. They could have decided La Liga, but we reduced the gap instead. Of course, that leads to doubts.
“The league was theirs to lose. They have everything in their own hands, so you can say they lost the title if they don’t win it.”