Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has asked Madridistas around the world for their forgiveness after the team were thrashed by fierce rivals Barcelona.
The Catalan outfit won 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on a difficult night for Los Blancos. While Barcelona will be delighted with the way they played, Real made it easy for the visitors thanks to an error-strewn performance throughout. Their night of frustration was summed up when Isco received a red card for a kick on Neymar.
Speaking to the press after the game, Ramos admitted no one played anywhere near their best for the home side adding they let down the club and its fans.
The captain said: “There’s not much to say. Today we have to ask the Real Madrid fans for forgiveness for our poor performance. We didn’t play to the standards of this crest. These are things that can happen. Hopefully we can put this behind us. With this pain comes an opportunity to exact revenge in a few months time and play the kind of game we wanted to play today.”
Fans of Real will be looking for some kind of visible improvement over words though. Last season they were humiliated in equal fashion by Atletico de Madrid, and it seems to be the case at the moment that more often than not they struggle to perform at the their best in the big games.
Ramos continued: “Today words are cheap. Those affiliated with Real Madrid want action, not words. Bearing that in mind, as we go home tonight we the team are angrier than anyone because it was a match in which we had a chance to finish as league leaders. We had an opportunity to regain are good form in this game but it ended up being a day in which nothing went to plan.
“We have to congratulate Barcelona. It was a tricky match with a lot of pressing high up the pitch. We could have caused them problems, but that’s not how things played out.”