Sergio Ramos has stressed the importance of Real Madrid winning this weekend’s Clasico if they are to remain in contention for this year’s La Liga title.
Los Blancos host Barcelona on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the defending champions currently trailing their fierce rivals by 11 points, which could be stretched to 14 if they lose this match.
“It will be a great match. There are no words to describe the Clasico. It is totally different, and the most important game in the world. We are obliged to win now more than ever due to the situation we find ourselves in, in order to remain in the fight for La Liga,” said Ramos, who is Madrid’s captain.
Zinedine Zidane’s have had a slow start to the season, having lost twice and drawn four times in 15 matches compared to Barcelona who remain unbeaten atop the Spanish top flight by six points to second-placed Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid will however draw inspiration from the fact they have already beaten Barca twice before the league season began in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup.