Sergio Ramos says Real Madrid were at their most clinical against Deportivo La Coruna and would take great encouragement from the win.
Los Blancos won 8-2 at the Riazor in northern Spain, with Ronaldo getting a hat trick, Gareth Bale and Chicharito two goals each, and a stunning effort from James Rodriguez.
The win gets Real back on track in La Liga after two successive defeats, and also ended a goal-laden week in which they scored 13 times following the 5-1 win over Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters after the match, Ramos stated: “It was difficult at first, but the team was very clear about what it wanted to do and we applied a lot of pressure and intensity. We were very clinical, winning the ball back and keeping possession. In the second half we maintained the intensity and the desire to score goals.”
He added that things change quickly in football and the team will take the positive feelings into the next few matches.
“The changes are the results. In football you go through periods that are not as good as what Real Madrid is accustomed to, but you can’t complain and you have to change the situation. The team has been scoring well since the last Champions League game. Now we have to maintain it in all competitions,” he added.