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Madrid have done a lot wrong to be so far behind Barcelona – Ramos

SoccerNews in La Liga 4 Feb 2018

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said his team had done a lot wrong to fall so far behind Barcelona in LaLiga after they dropped more points Saturday.

Despite taking the lead twice against Levante, Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw and, if Barca beat Espanyol Sunday, Zinedine Zidane’s men will be 21 points behind their rivals.

Ramos, who became the first defender in LaLiga history to score in 14 consecutive seasons with his opener, said his team had continually let good positions slip.

“We will continue fighting to stay as high as possible. The Champions League and the rest of the season should serve to try to recompose the group,” he said.

“It is not normal to be at this distance. Something we have done wrong, letting out many points in games that were controlled. It has been one of our worst years.

“The team works, nobody is hiding, everyone goes to the front and when there is a complicated situation you have to be protected, be united, and it is the only way to do something worthwhile in the Champions League.”

With their LaLiga hopes dashed, Madrid will focus on winning a third straight Champions League crown, with Paris Saint-Germain awaiting in the last 16.

Ramos, whose side host the first leg against PSG February 14, called on his team to stay positive and improve.

“We are disappointed because it was a game that we had controlled in general and in the end the points escaped us,” he said.

“We had a good first half, playing well and overtaking, but on their first occasion they tied us.

“It is true that this season has happened to us several times but things improve with work. You have to keep working and not lower your arms.

“In this situation, we must be united and strong, and be positive to improve. We believe in our capacity.”

 

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