Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said the win over Malaga was a significant milestone for the club and a historic night that the players deserved to celebrate.
Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale got the goals in a 2-1 win for Los Blancos that ensured their winning run extended to 16 matches – a new club record. Although nothing is certain in football, the Champions League and Copa del Rey holders will be confident of extending the run with Cornella next up on Tuesday before they host Celta Vigo in the league on Saturday.
Speaking to the press in the mixed zone after the match at La Rosaleda, Ramos said manager Carlo Ancelotti deserved much of the credit for Real’s form.
“It really is an important day, an historic night. It is a day to congratulate Ancelotti and the whole squad. Now we want to keep on taking three points from every three available. We know that this is always a tough ground to come to. We went out looking to win from the first minute. It was a fair result and we leave here happy,” he stated.
He also went on to add that he liked how the home side welcomed former player Isco with a standing ovation.
“It was a special day for Isco. The ovation he was given was a lovely gesture; that kind of personal and professional recognition always means a lot. It reminds me of when I return home,” he commented.