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Ramos: "We're coming having achieved the objective, which was to pick up the three points and go top"

NEWS | 26/01/2020 | Alberto Navarro | PHOTOGRAPHER: Antonio Villalba

"We knew they were going to make it difficult for us, but in the second half we grew in to the game", added Lucas Vazquez.
Real Madrid are top of the league after beating Valladolid at the Jose Zorrilla stadium, Sergio Ramos had this to say about the match: "In the end, no ground is easy to come to and every team turns up. We knew that they are a side that plays in a 4-4-2 system, it’s more difficult to create space against them, the lines were close together and it was difficult. The first half was a bit harder and in the second we found more space, attacking down the wing and Nacho was able to get on the end of a second ball".
"We're happy with our goal, which was to get three points and go top of the table, and now it's time to continue picking up points. It's very early and the league season is very long, every time its more complicated and you can drop points anywhere and against any opponent. We’re going to go from match to match, trying to pick up three points each time and continue this dynamic, playing with personality, with a lot of initiative so that everyone can see Real Madrid playing with commitment and identity to try to achieve the goals".
Nacho's hug with Zidane
"It's very good, it sums up the unity in the group. It's fundamental, that balance helps the unity of the group and although there are players who play less, we must all be prepared because we are equally important, regardless of the minutes we play".

Lucas: "Hard work is the formula for getting things done".

"It was not just a hug from Zidane, it represented the whole team as we have that common objective and you can see that in the little details”.

Lucas: “We are thrilled to be top of the league”
“We knew it would be tough out there. They make life hard for you at home. We are happy as we got the job done, and got the three points. In the first half, we knew what we were facing, they play with real intensity, they get into space and defend well, but in the second half we stepped it up. We are thrilled to be top of the league and hopefully we can go all the way”.  

11 games in LaLiga without conceding goals and 18 goal scorers
“It shows the hard work we’ve put in this season, pushing ourselves to work harder and harder. That is how you win things at the end of the day”.