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Ramos: “Our spirit and this badge make it our duty to fight right to the end"

NEWS | 10/12/2016

“It was an incredible night”, said Mariano.
Sergio Ramos once again proved to be the difference-maker as he netted the winner against Deportivo and the captain had the following to say at the final whistle: "It wasn't a great performance from us. We made some mistakes which cost us with goals on the counter-attack, but we showed that we were capable of producing a reaction and we went in search of the win despite there not being much of the game left. We've got a lot of things to look at and improve on, we should have been able to produce a more convincing display against a Deportivo side who performed very well".

"When you fight until the death and believe in yourself and play with enthusiasm, ultimately things end up going for you. In the first half we had the chances to have got in front and then we left gaps at the back and they made the most of those on the counter".

Showing spirit for the badge
"Historically, our spirit and this badge mean we have a duty to fight right to the end and thanks to a fantastic cross from Kroos, I was able to add another goal to my tally. It's important to have that spirit and to compete until the last ball. The team was able to produce a reaction, take the three points and continue at the top of the table, and it was vital to close out the year in this manner". 

Mission accomplished
"We've met our target, which was to pick up the three points in our final LaLiga game of the year. Now it's time to go and enjoy the Club World Cup. On a personal note, I'm happy to continue helping the team with goals and on a collective level I'm pleased that we go marching on".

Mariano: “We pushed hard until the end”
“It was an incredible night with Ramos’ goal right at the end and there’s nothing better than taking all three points heading into the Christmas break. We pushed hard until the end and I’m very happy with the three points and we have to carry on in this vein. This is the goal I’ll always remember, my first one in the Primera Division”.

Morata: "We now go in search of the Club World Cup title to cap off a fantastic year".

"This team never gives up, we keep going right until the end and never give up on a result and we hope to continue on in this vein at the Club World Cup. There's a great spirit in the squad and we're looking to keep this going. The win, and the way we achieved it, is a morale booster ahead of the Club World Cup".

Morata: "Let's hope he continues to do it forever, it's like something out of a fairytale"
"I couldn't believe Ramos' goal. Let's hope he continues to do it forever, it's like something out of a fairytale. We're not going to go and win every game as we did this one, but let's hope he keeps doing it. I hope that Ramos continues to score late goals for many years to come and that those goals see us claim victories and hand us silverware. It's incredible and we just don't know how he does it".

Club World Cup in Japan
"With every passing day it gets tougher to win games. Had we scored in the first half it would have changed the complex of the game, but certainly when you're at 0-0 it's tough because the fans want to see you scoring goals and performing well. We're top of the league and we now go in search of the Club World Cup title to cap off a fantastic year for the club and us players".

Winning streak
"I'm really happy to be at Real Madrid and that it's happened whilst I've been here. However, it won't count for anything if we don't go on and win the LaLiga title. This run is very special, but ultimately we've got to win LaLiga and if we don't it'll have been of no use at all".

Dressing room
“Since I arrived at Real Madrid, I've been training with the first team for many years, travelling with them and waiting for my chance. It's the best dressing room I've ever been in, we're very much together. That was visible today as it has been time and again”.

Asensio: “The Bernabéu is magical and Ramos always steps up”
“It was a strange game, they scored their goals when we were looking strongest. The Bernabéu is magical and Ramos always steps up in the final minutes. It's the first time I've seen the Bernabéu like this, it was incredible support and that lifted us to make the comeback. Until the referee blows the final whistle we'll always try and win the game and our guts and that courage really end up coming to the fore. I'm proud to be part of this squad”.