Real Madrid - Celta

Ramos: “We all enjoy playing alongside a player like Cristiano”

NEWS | 06/12/2014 | Alba Redondo

“It was an important victory because Celta are opponents who work hard and pressure a lot”, said Pepe.
Sergio Ramos, who made his 300th La Liga appearance with Real Madrid, praised Cristiano Ronaldo after the latter scored three goals against Celta: “We always enjoy having a team-mate like him. Records and praise can never do him justice. It is difficult to find words to describe a player like Cristiano. He may be having one of the best periods of form he has ever had”.

"On a personal level it is a special day having reached my 300th appearance and also because we continued our winning run. We are having a really good run of results. We keep beating records and we are still at the top of the table. It is an honour to wear this shirt, and I hope to do so for many more years and play in many more games".

The opponents
“Celta play really well, they have a lot of possession and pass the ball well. We used the counter-attack well in the match".

“Having the same coach for the longest amount of time possible is a bonus for the team. Ancelotti has provided the team with stability and I hope that he stays here for many more years".

Pepe: "Cristiano Ronaldo gets better and better with every game"
"There are no longer words to describe Cristiano. He outdoes himself with every new game. Everyone can see that he really commits himself as a footballer and we are delighted because we enjoy playing alongside him. He will bring the house down if he scores an overhead kick".

"It was a really important victory because Celta work hard and pressure a lot. I am very happy to see Ramos make his 300th appearance because he is a great person and he has always helped me a lot. I hope that James' injury is nothing important. We will need to see what the doctors say".

Illarra: “I felt quite comfortable out there”
“Celta are good opponents but we played well. The team didn't suffer and we were solid at the back. Then of course, we have Cristiano Ronaldo up front, and he scored three goals".

"Today I played over on the right, but I felt comfortable and I go home happy having helped the team to win. As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a great player and he has shown that again with his goals".