Real Madrid - PSG

Ramos: “Real Madrid can never be written off"

NEWS | 21/02/2018

“We put in a spectacular performance and deserved the win”, stated Nacho.
Important win for Real Madrid against PSG in the first-leg of the Champions League last-16, which Sergio Ramos gave his thoughts on just after the game: “Vital win. This was one of the Champions League which I’ll remember throughout my career and the way we won is important for the return leg. We must continue on in this way and defend our Champions League title. We did brilliantly”.

“This is no time to dwell on things and this team, despite conceding a goal, looked for that win with real integrity against a focussed side. Despite what we all say, Real Madrid can never be written off”.

“This is what the competition needs, any error means you’re out. You have to be switched on all the time. In terms of goals, today we had that focus that we lacked previously and defensively we kept out shape well. Hats off to the team for their work”.

“Defensively we need help. We suffered because they have fast attacking players, but we answered well. We must always respect our rivals. We took an important step forward but the tie is wide open, so we need to keep plugging away”.

Nacho: "We always turn up in these games".

"The fans were extraordinary. I'm happy witheir response. When the Bernabéu is like that, everything is easier. They are our 12th man and we fly when they are behind us”.

Nacho: "We deserved to win"
"We set off switched on, pressing high, very concentrated. They got ahead, making it difficult for us because conceding a goal at home is always complicated but the team didn’t stop, we were focused during the whole game and I think we deserved to win".
"We’re the team that has won the most Champions Leagues, these last few years have been great, it’s very hard to wear this badge, it’s a lot of responsibility and for those of us who are Real Madrid players, we are proud to play today, all Real Madrid fans can be proud".
"The team had a great game in general, and I am happy, very happy. Neymar is a spectacular player. Of the matches that I played as a full back for Real Madrid, marking a player like Neymar is very difficult. I'm happy with the game".
The tie
"It’s 3-1, we would have liked to have kept a clean sheet, but it’s very open. PSG could cause us a lot of problems when they are at home, but we have time to prepare for it. We have to be happy with today's game. It’s not over, but we’re happy because the goal was to win and in general we’ve put in a spectacular performance. We always turn up and perform for each other in these games".