Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says the Sanchez Pizjuan is one of the toughest places to visit in La Liga and admitted they were outplayed by a superior Sevilla side.
Los Blancos slipped to a 3-2 defeat on Sunday night – their first of the season – after taking the lead through Ramos’ spectacular overhead kick.
The loss means Rafa Benitez’ side go into the Clasico in two weeks time three points behind Barcelona, who beat Villarreal at the weekend.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Ramos stated: “Things didn’t go at all well and that was reflected in the scoreline. This is one of the toughest grounds to come to in La Liga because of the supporters and the fact that we were up against a wounded Sevilla side, which is when they’re at their most dangerous.
“Therefore we shouldn’t focus too much on our poor performance but talk instead about how good Sevilla were and their second half performance, when they knew how to make the most of their chances.”
He went on to add: “Our mistake was that we were a bit too static. These are things that can happen during games. This is where La Liga titles are won and today we dropped three very valuable points. We’re going to try and switch gears after the international break. La Liga is a very long competition and thousands of things can happen, but it’s never good news when you drop points.”