Sergio Ramos appeared before the media in the pre-match tomorrow (9 pm) at the Bernabéu against Manchester City corresponding to the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League.
The motivation of the Champions
“The Champions League is always special, the anthem is an extra motivation for the players and for the fans. It is no accident that we have that historical record. There are plenty of words. It is a privilege for me to play Champions games. It is exciting and motivating. ”
The bad run of the team
“Football is results and the team has not changed in many things. We lost games playing well, as against Levante. We played a great game but we weren't fine for the goal. The goal ends up penalizing you. The team has continued to work and that is the best way. That way we are. When they do not accompany the results it is easy to talk. We are looking forward to play, talk less. We have an ideal opportunity to hit the table winning. There is no time to lament, so it forces us to continue working with the same desire. The results just arrive ”.
Beating Guardiola is casual, not a plus. The motivation is left over, we just think about passing. If we win a joke it could fall, but the motivation is to listen to that hymn and move on to the next phase
Lack of goal
“The opinion is respectable, but we have been there all season and nobody talked about lack of goal. If they did not put those above they were those behind. In recent games we have not grown opportunities, I think it is opportunistic. The team does a lot of positive things and I don't think we miss the goal because we haven't done it during the season. ”
Remove Guardiola, a plus
“I have a lot of respect for him. He is a great coach with a lot of experience and his numbers speak. What motivates us is the Champions League and the next thing is to beat the City. Beating Guardiola is casual, not a plus. The motivation is left over, we just think about passing. If we win a joke, it could fall, but the motivation is to listen to that hymn and move on to the next phase. ”
“They have been talking about it for a few weeks and we are going through the great club for a moment in all aspects, so there is no rush from anyone. We will reach an understanding regardless of what the club wants. I understand that at a certain age they do it for one year. They are trying to create a distance with the club that does not exist, we are thinking about the Champions League and LaLiga. If the club wants me to continue, I will continue here. ”
They are trying to create a distance with the club that does not exist, we are thinking about the Champions League and LaLiga. If the club wants me to continue, here I will continue
Motivate as captain
“We try to forget the latest results, which have not been good, but it is the same. Regardless of how we arrived in the Champions League you can go wrong and end up doing a great game. It will be a very tough duel against a complicated opponent. It will be a special day. ”
Bale, holder for Hazard's injury
“As captain I am not to judge what players do in their personal lives and we are all older to know the team we represent. Hazard's bad news, when the coach wants to pull a partner who is all prepared. The competition is good and all the problems that Zizou have are those, that we are all available and do not know where to choose ”.
Situation similar to the Istanbul where he went out to speak
“It was the group phase and some bad result, because I like to go out and show up. I feel more comfortable when things go wrong than when they go well. The most delicate moment comes because the margin of error is minimal. A mistake against the City or in the League on Sunday can cost you a title. A lot of pressure is generated and now the uncles are seen, the children have to be left aside. It's a week to demonstrate and you have to talk in the field and not outside. ”
Sanction to the City, motivation for them
“Maybe when you see that it may be the last in years it can be an extra motivation. Fortunately it is something we don't have to live. The Champions League is special and a very good focus for the great players, both for the good and for the bad ”.
Bale? As captain I am not to judge what players do in their personal lives and we are all older to know the team we represent
“We will try to continue in the previous dynamic, with few spaces between the lines and attentive to the aid, perhaps in that we have made little emphasis. It is not just a thing of those behind, just like when we win we do it all. ”
“The greatness of this club is to reset you every year and not settle for what you have won or what you have not. You can't be sorry. You can't have that fear of being eliminated. Have the utmost respect for the opponent, but convinced that things will work out well, then many things can happen but the opponent cannot notice any weakness ”.
Nerves in last matches
“We are going to try to solve these matches before the last minutes. Even the games we didn't win did good things. You have to be critical and try to improve. When a result arrives that is not good and in those last minutes at the Bernabéu a rewarding energy is created, but if we do not live it better. Do not be restless if the goal does not come, because Madrid is difficult to forgive for the goal. You can make it a game or two, but more is difficult. ”
It is a week to demonstrate and you have to talk in the field and not outside
Unresolved at home
“In the end when the results do not come out at home it is a feeling that you are indebted to the fans. That restlessness is transmitted to the players and is put against, but many times we feel in debt because we like to go home happy. The pressure is this shield, the one who signs here knows it, it is an added pressure that goes into everything, it is what makes you different and makes you great. ”
Zidane, never eliminated in the Champions League
“He is the first who knows how to handle nerves. We will try to continue not falling eliminated in this phase, but we have a very complicated opponent. Being ourselves, playing with the same personality and not being afraid of the rival. ”