FC Barcelona are now the clear favorites to win La Liga this season as they are ahead of Real Madrid by 4 points. But Sergio Ramos feels that the season is not over yet and Los Blaoncos will keep fighting until the end.
Goals from Jeremy Mathieu and Luis Suarez helped FC Barcelona beat Real Madrid by 2-1 at Camp Nou yesterday. FC Barcelona have now won 18 out of their last 19 games and this excellent run of form have helped them secure a top spot in La Liga.
On the other hand, Real Madrid are struggling badly for form in the new year. They have also lost their lead to FC Barcelona now but Sergio Ramos has urged his team mates to raise their game and keep fighting until the very end.
a The gap is four points, we have time to recover. Wea ll keep fighting and we wona t give up. Wea ve been in worse situations and wea ve also lost leagues after being seven points ahead. In my experience you cana t let your head drop. Youa ve just got to keep calm and keep working,a said Sergio Ramos. He was speaking to Canal Plus.
Sergio Ramos also said that Carlo Ancelotti had prepared a good game plan but the players failed to execute it to the perfection.
a We know how these games are and whata s required of us. The coach had a good game plan, all we lacked was that bit of luck that wea ve had in other games.a
a Obviously all kinds of things happen in games like this. We were playing a great team and ita s true that they controlled the second half. We regret that we couldna t put our chances away when we had them.a
Meanwhile, another Real Madrid player, Luka Modric, has also said that the team is playing very well at the moment and dona t have to give up.
a Yes, I think so. We have to play like we did for the first hour going forward. Nothing is over, we have a lot to play for and we wona t give up,a said Luka Modric.
a I think we played very well until the second goal. We were better than FC Barcelona and were able to score two or three goals, especially in the first half, but we didna t and after the second goal we did not play as a team. It was key in the game.a