Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hailed his team mates for their ‘great job’ in securing a 2-0 win over Roma.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese scored the important goals that Los Blancos will look to defend when they host the Seria A outfit in three weeks time.
The 10-time winners of the Champions League were fully deserving of their win and celebrated at the end by forming a huddle in a show of togetherness. Speaking after the match, Ramos said the players were all united and working to achieve success for the club.
He stated: “You’ve got to look at the great job that we did as a team. Right from the go we went out to get a good result, we tried to dictate proceedings and dominate possession. We managed to do that, and in front of goal we were pretty potent. We’ve taken a big step towards getting through the tie.”
And he continued: “At the end of the game we were dominating in their half, and on occasions, when we lost possesion, they broke quickly and dangerously. At half time Zidane spoke about keeping the ball and making sure of our passes so as to reach their box without panicking.”
Asked about the team’s celebrations with Zidane, he said: “Everyone is entitled to make of that what they will. We’ve got to carry on in this vein and celebrating as a team is the best way to go about achieving success. The key is to be united, and to be able to resilient when we have to dig in to get a result.”