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Sergio Ramos: "It's a really special day for the club and its fans"

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NEWS | 20/12/2014 | Alberto Navarro (Marrakech)

“It tops off a tremendous year. We've won four trophies, so we see out 2014 in the best possible way", added Arbeloa.
Sergio Ramos, who scored the first goal and scooped the Club World Cup Golden Ball, analysed Real Madrid's victory at the end of the match: "It's a very special day for the club and its fans, and it's the result of hard work. On a personal level I'm really happy, the year couldn't have been better and I also chipped in with goals. As vice-captain I want to congratulate my team-mates for the great year we've had."

"It goes without saying that if you can help out in the semi-final and the final, you feel privileged to do so. At the end of the day, success is about the work you do as a group. This team was clear about its aim from the first game. I didn't want to miss it. There was a little tear but I hope it doesn't go any further."

Best year of his career
"Without a doubt. I won La Décima, which I had been fighting for for so many years. Thanks to that we were here competing for this trophy. My target is to do my job well in defence, and to contribute goals is fantastic."

Scoring rate
"It's hard to explain it, but I have some passers in my team who are unique and make my job easy. I have always been a player who has liked scoring goals and players who are worth good money are worth that because of their goals. I'm at the team I want to be at and I've won every trophy possible. I can't ask for any more from life."

Arbeloa: “It tops off a tremendous year”
“We've won four trophies, so we see out 2014 in the best possible way. It tops off a tremendous year. We've done really well, we're a team that looks ahead and we're looking forward to 2015." 

We want to do the same in 2015, there's always room to improve.

“The secret is always hard work. To be the best in the world, win 22 games in a row and achieve everything we have, the secret is to stick together, work hard and have a coach like the one we have."

“Sergio Ramos is in spectacular form. I'm happy for him, he deserves it. Scoring in semi-finals and finals is an excellent habit that we hope he keeps up."

700 appearances for Casillas
“It's incredible. He's well on the way to overtaking everyone else and becoming the Madrid player with the most appearances. I congratulate him and I hope he plays many more games."

James: “We're beating records”
“I'm happy. I came here to win trophies and that's what I'm doing. We wanted to win the Club World Cup, it's historic. We're beating records and we hope to continue doing so because the sky's the limit for this team."

“I hope that the fans are happy. I was fine physically. I've really been looking after myself over these 13 days and that came through. I hope I can stay here and represent this club for many years."