Sergio Ramos insists that the La Liga title will not be decided even if Real Madrid lose the upcoming league match away against Barcelona.
The reigning champions currently sit sixth in the league table, trailing their arch-rivals by eight points, but Ramos believes that they have what it takes to get back in the title race in the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign.
“Even if we lose the Clasico, the league will not be decided just yet,” Ramos was quoted as saying by AS.
“Obviously, 11 points would be a lot. However, there have been bigger gaps in the past that were still overturned.
“We have to focus on the Champions League (game versus Ajax) now. After that, there will be time to think about the game at Camp Nou.”
The former Sevilla defender featured at right-back in Madrid’s 5-1 win over Deportivo on Sunday, but he made it clear that he prefers to play at centre-back.
“I think I played on the right because the coach wanted to rest our right-back. I prefer the position of centre-back. I feel very comfortable in the centre of the pitch. It will not be a problem for me, though, if the coach wants to play me at right-back more often,” he said.
Real Madrid lock horns with Ajax in the Champions League at the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday night.