Sergio Ramos calls for Clasico focus

Sergio Ramos calls for Clasico focus

Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas with Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas with Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is happy with the progress the team has made under new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Los Blancos have won all of their Champions League group stage fixtures so far but Ramos has now called for focus ahead of their La Liga encounter with Barcelona this weekend.

“We have three wins in three matches and nine points,” he told reporters. “We really want get through to the Round of 16 and we are going the right way about it.

“We are working hard for these results. Now we have to think about the league matches before the next Champions League match.”

Juventus were defeated 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium last night with both goals coming courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Bianconeri equalised after Ronaldo’s first goal through Fernando Llorente but felt aggrieved when serial-offender Giorgio Chiellini fouled in the box to gift Real Madrid a penalty and was later sent off for a flailing arm catching the Portuguese international in the face.

“The result is a fair reflection,” Ramos continued. “Obviously it’s a competition that we have a lot of affection for and the team is trying to show its best.

“The difference between Juventus and us is not very big but we’re not the same players and the style of play is not the same. ”

Despite the narrow win, Ramos believes the capital club is moving in the right direction: “Real Madrid improves throughout the year, match by match, which is how we have done well.

“There are things that we need to keep improving, but it always good to get a win before a Clasico”.

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