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Ramos: "The draw is an underwhelming result"

NEWS | 29/09/2018

"We did enough in the second half to have won the game", declared Ceballos.
Sergio Ramos spoke to the media after the draw against Atlético at the Bernabéu: "We knew the importance of these three points to take advantage of Barcelona slipping up. The draw feels disappointing after the great job we’ve done. In the first half Atlético pushed higher, but in the second we controlled the game and just missed the finishing touch that we’ve had in other games. We have to look forward now".

"You always have to have the utmost respect for the opponent because in these games mistakes are decisive, so it’s better to be careful and not pay the price. The team has dug in well, controlled the game and dominated, but we’ve not been successful in front of goal and we’ve dropped points".

Ceballos's performance
"Ceballos came on and was really up for it, he gave us depth and helped to create danger. We created chances thanks to his football and that's what we ask of everyone, that they contribute and are part of the group".

Ceballos: "We created quite a few chances"
"I think that it was a tactical and tough contest. We did enough in the second half to have won the game. If we show the same attitude as we did tonight, we can go on and achieve big things. Gareth had a bit of discomfort and Julen [Lopetegui] told me to go out there and just be myself and to run at Juanfran. It's a shame that after the bad knee injury he suffered he has been unable to perform to the same level".

"We created quite a few chances. If we continue on in this vein, the goals will come. This was my best performance in a Real Madrid shirt but what I take away with me is the fact that we failed to get the win. We were the ones who put our all into winning the game. We've now got the Champions League game on Tuesday and we have to keep going".

“Vinicus didn't have much time to show just what a top player he is. He's a young lad and his chance at Madrid will come in time".