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Ramos: “The most important thing was our mentality"

NEWS | 26/09/2020

“You always have to go for the win if you're playing for Real Madrid", added Valverde. 
Real Madrid took the three points from the Benito Villamarín, beating Betis 3-2. Valverde and Sergio Ramos, who got the goals against the Andalusian side, discussed the game following the final whistle. The captain assessed the team's efforts: “We were very good for the first 15 minutes. We dominated the game up until the first goal, which gave us confidence but in the end, we had to dig in. If you keep giving the ball to quality teams who like to have possession, they will create chances and you run the risk of them scoring goals. The most important thing was our mentality and the team came out hungry to come back, which is exactly what we did. We managed to level it up quickly to get right back in the game".
“It serves as a lesson for us. We're not going to come from behind in every game. The other day we played really well but just lacked a bit of an edge. We created a lot of chances today and it was a fantastic second half, we were dominant and it's clinched us the three points which will do us the world of good".

The club's financial efforts
“Those decisions aren't down to us. We did that last season so that all the club staff could continue to earn full pay".

Ramos: "We created a lot of chances, it was a great second half and we were dominant".

"We're always helping our club, showing solidarity, it's our duty to so with the reach that we have. When that help is needed, we'll always step up to provide it".

Controversial moments
“I'd have to see them again because I was some way away and I can't comment on specific incidents. From what we've been told it was a clear penalty, but there's nothing that can be done about it now. Sometimes they help us and sometimes they go against us, but that's football. The referee is there to do the best he possibly can and I don't think it's ever intentional".
Valverde: “Real Madrid always go for the win”
“We started the first-half really well, but then we were pushed back and they have quality players who helped them turn things around. The manager got us back on track at half-time. Playing for Real Madrid always means going for the win and if things don’t go our way, we get angry. We managed to win today and it’s a great motivator”.

“I found it tough to get back in the swing of things after the confinement and you have to ask questions of yourself. You’ve got to take your opportunities and today I did that. It doesn’t matter who scores, the most important thing is the win”.