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Tuesday,
25
February
2020

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The defender speaks of Bale: “We are all grown-ups to know what we should do. Zidane, for his part, praises Guardiola:” He is the best. “

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Sergio Ramos, at a press conference.

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The captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, has acknowledged that his team enters “the decisive week“of the season with the matches against Manchester City and Barcelona, the moment of “put children aside“and I know”see the cough“Because” the margin of error is minimal “and any mistake” can cost you a title. ”

“When there is a bad result I like to go out and show my face, I feel more comfortable than when things are going well. Now comes the most delicate moment because the margin of error is minimal, any error before the City or on Sunday can cost you a title. The decisive week arrives and this is where the coughs are seen, the children must be left aside. We depend on ourselves and we have to talk more in the field and less outside, “areng Ramos at the press conference prior to the Champions League tie.

On the specific case of Gareth Bale and his performance this season, Ramos explained that “as a captain” is not his mission “to judge what other players do in his personal life.” “Here everyone We are older and sper professionals to know what we should do and the team we represent. That's what the 'mster' is for, to make decisions. As a captain I would like everyone to be motivated and eager to contribute to the group, “he asked.

As for the confrontation with the City, clarify that “not at all” motivates him more to measure himself with Pep Guardiola. “I have a lot of respect for Guardiola, is a great coach with a lot of experiences and the numbers speak for themselves. We are motivated by the Champions regardless of the players or the rival coach or the past they have had. Coincidentally it coincides that it is Guardiola and is not a 'plus' of motivation, when the anthem of the Champions sounds and the motivation in this locker room is over, “he said.

In addition, the Andalusian neg who feels persecuted by the referees in the Spanish League. “The philosophy at arbitration level in Europe is different from Spanish, neither better nor worse, they are only a bit more permissive. I have taken great care in recent years my relationship with the referees and Except for the last game chapter, which is something personal, I think I have a good relationship with the other referees“he says.

Zidane: “Pep has always proven he is the best”

Zinedine Zidane, technician of Real MadridI repeated praise to Pep Guardiola, an eternal rival of Real Madrid, who assured “he has always demonstrated” that he is the best coach in the world, and thanked him for the two days they shared when he trained to lead after leaving football. “He has always shown that he is the best, first in Barcelona, ​​then in Bayern and now in Manchester he has shown it. It is my opinion. There are people who think that he is another the best, there are many coaches but for me it is l”, manifested in a press conference prior to the match against City, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Zidane stressed that the match measures Real Madrid with Manchester City and is not a pulse between him and Guardiola. “The truth is that it's a Madrid against City alone, there's no Guardiola-Zidane. You can talk about that but in the end it is a nice game that people want to see between the two teams. We are happy because we always want to play these games and prepared to make a great game. “

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