Sergio Ramos: We need to move on to the next game

Sergio Ramos: We need to move on to the next game

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos says the Real Madrid players need to get over the disappointment of dropping points at Malaga on Sunday and focus on their next match – the derby against Atletico de Madrid.

Los Blancos’ hopes of catching leaders Barcelona in the league took a huge dent as then could only manage a draw at the Rosaleda. Ronaldo opened the scoring on 33 minutes but saw a penalty saved barely a minute later. Real were then punished when the hosts equalised on 66 minutes.

Real host their city rivals next weekend in what looks likely to be the battle for second at this point.

Talking to reporters after the final whistle, Ramos said the players were disappointed with the result but would keep fighting for both La Liga and the Champions League.

“It’s clear that not picking up three points was a negative, especially due to how La Liga is and because we had got in front. It’s a shame. La Liga is now a bit more difficult. We have taken a step back but it won’t stop us fighting for the title until the end,” he stated.

And he continued: “In the first half we weren’t at our best but we got ourselves ahead and in the second half when we were dominating, they leveled. We always try to play the best way possible and sometimes doesn’t work out. We had chances to kill the game but we couldn’t convert.

“We have to forget about this game and think about the next one. Every game and each competition require the maximum. We are going to fight for La Liga and the Champions League.”