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Ramos: “We should not relax, we haven’t won anything”

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The captain talked to the press after Real Madrid’s tough 1-2 win in Granada.

Granada v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos addressed the media right after the team’s 1-2 victory in Granada, which allows the team to keep their current four-point lead over Barcelona in La Liga table. Los Blancos need two points on their last two games to win the title, which means that a single win or two draws would be enough for them, no matter what Barcelona do.

Still, Ramos explained that it will be important for Madrid to keep playing with intensity.

“We can’t relax, we haven’t won anything and we have to keep that kind of motivation to win the title. It’s true that we’re one step closer but we still have matches ahead. We control our destiny with a game at home against Villarreal and we’ll try to win every game left, which was the target. I hope we can celebrate this Liga title, this team has done everything to be in this position and the results speak for themselves,” explained Ramos.

Real Madrid dominated Granada in the first half, playing beautiful, attacking football. However, the Andalusian team were the ones controlling the game in the second half and Madrid ended up struggling a bit to get the win.

“You let your guard down unconsciously after earning that 0-2 lead and maybe we decided not to go after our third goal. It’s clear that you can’t beat anybody if you don’t play with intensity for 90 minutes. We need to think about this so that we learn for what’s coming. Even though we got the win, these are mistakes we shouldn’t make, like conceding a goal after 5 games with clean sheets,” concluded Ramos.

Real Madrid will have their first chance to win the title when they host Villarreal this Thursday.