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Ramos: “We have to aim for what we did in the opening minutes, the rest cannot happen again”

NEWS | 31/08/2014 | Javier García (San Sebastian)

“We have to apologise to the fans, it is a difficult day for us”, stated Pepe.
Sergio Ramos, who scored the first goal in the Anoeta, spoke to the press and was critical of his team after the defeat: “We controlled the match for the first thirty minutes and we had chances to put it to bed but we didn’t manage it. We gave them chances to come back and eventually it got away from us”.

“La Liga is very long and we’ve only just started. We have to aim for what we did in the first 15 minutes, the rest cannot happen again. It is not a lack of attitude, we just didn’t finish it off. You have to look for the silver lining. We were hoping to put the match to bed. Real Sociedad managed to pick themselves up and handle the tempo. They should be congratulated”.

Pepe: "The club's motto is to fight to the end"
"We began the game well, but at 0-2 up we let the intensity drop. They came at us and we didn't keep our heads, or sacrifice ourselves enough, to get through it. The whole team is to blame. We're sorry to the fans, this is hard for us to take, it hurts.”

"We just can't let a 0-2 lead slip like that. We all have to roll up our sleeves and fight. We knew this was a difficult place to come, we knew they'd keep going to the end, and they got their reward. A lot of people are going to find it hard to sleep tonight because of us, and that's not right. The club's motto is to fight to the very end, and tonight we failed the shirt."