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Ramos: “Lenglet grabs my shirt when I’m about to jump, it’s a clear penalty”

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The defender talked about the controversy in El Clasico.

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos talked to the press after the team’s 1-3 win in Saturday’s El Clasico against Barcelona. Ramos gave Madrid the lead from the penalty spot and was asked about the call from the referee.

“I think it’s a clear penalty. He grabs me when I’m about to jump and it’s a clear penalty. It’s unfair to judge the referee after a clear call. After that second goal we decided not to sit back and take advantage of their low mood to go and chase the result,” said Ramos.

Real Madrid bounced back from their last two discouraging losses against Shakhtar and Cadiz and Sergio Ramos wanted to give his thoughts on that.

“I’ve been here for 16 seasons and I know that a crisis for Real Madrid happens just after two games. Our goals don’t change. We have to keep scoring three points after three points and do well in the Champions League also. We will stay put. We don’t have to be arrogant now, although this win tastes like glory because it happened in the home of our rivals,” he explained.

Ramos admitted that the last two defeats created some doubts within the dressing room.

“We could feel that pessimistic and negative energy inside the dressing room, but those veteran players who have been here for a long time managed to get it out, even if it’s with a vacuum cleaner. This team has won a lot, we want to do it again and we’re on the right path,” concluded the defender.