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Ramos: PSG tie meant Real Madrid eased off

SoccerNews in La Liga 10 Feb 2018

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Sergio Ramos accepts Real Madrid were thinking about Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain during a 5-2 defeat of Real Sociedad.

Madrid raced into a 4-0 lead before half-time in Saturday’s LaLiga game at the Santiago Bernabeu, Lucas Vazquez giving Zinedine Zidane’s men the lead in the first minute.

But sloppy defending allowed Jon Bautista and Asier Illarramendi to score late consolations for the visitors, although Cristiano Ronaldo completed the scoring by wrapping up a perfect hat-trick.

Zidane rested Casemiro and Gareth Bale, the Frenchman bringing off Luka Modric for the last half-hour, and Ramos acknowledged the clear drop in intensity in Madrid’s second-half display.

“Today from the first minute the team has gone out to play football, to have the ball, to press the opponent, to steal high, and a big difference has been noticed,” Ramos said. “Then in the face of goal we have been more successful.

“I would lie to you if I did not tell you that we were thinking about PSG. We could have continued but we cannot stand at that pace for 90 minutes either. The objective was to gain confidence and we have achieved it today.

“This is what any team wants, football is based on intensity and attitude. To leave the field empty, sometimes you cannot, but that is the intention.”

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