Madrid: Sergio Ramos has voiced his frustration with Real Madrid’s failure to win La Liga this season as he feels they had a unique opportunity to win it.
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos
Madrid were beaten 0-2 by Celta on Sunday to end their hopes of winning the title as Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will now decide among themselves who will be crowned Spanish champions in next week’s match at Camp Nou.
“After a great season in this competition the team wasn’t up to scratch and we’ve let La Liga slip away from us in a very bad way,” Ramos told the official Madrid website.
“You go home feeling sad and disappointed for having let this unique opportunity to win the title pass us by. We have given our all on the field and tried to play as well as possible. We shouldn’t take anything away from this league season.”
The defender then went on to stress that Madrid must now turn their attention to this month’s Champions League final against Atletico.
“We can’t complain or let our heads go down. We have to switch gears from the last few matches.
“Now it’s time to think about the Champions League final and be self-critical. That’s football: one day you’re up, the next you’re down. Madrid are capable of anything. We have to reflect and draw conclusions.”
Finale at Camp Nou
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will fight it out for La Liga in a dramatic duel at Camp Nou next weekend after both sides failed to win their penultimate Primera Division matches on Sunday.
A goalless draw at Elche for the Blaugrana meant Atletico would have won the title with a victory at home to Malaga, but Diego Simeone’s side were held themselves to a 1-1 tie at home to Malaga.
The two teams therefore both remain in control of their own destiny ahead of a mouth-watering decider in the Catalan capital next Saturday.