Sergio Ramos admits Real Madrid players feel ‘f****d’ after Chelsea defeat but issues rallying cry

Sergio Ramos admits Real Madrid players feel ‘f****d’ after Chelsea defeat but issues rallying cry for team-mates to ‘rise from defeat’ in chase for LaLiga title

  • The Spanish giants were knocked out of the Champions League after a 2-0 loss 
  • But Los Blancos still have the domestic league title to target for this campaign
  • Zinedine Zidane’s side are two points off leaders Atletico with four games left 

Sergio Ramos has conceded Real Madrid feel ‘f****d’ following their Champions League defeat against Chelsea, but urged the side to bounce back and secure the LaLiga title.

Club captain Ramos, 35, returned to the Spanish giants’ starting team against the Blues on Wednesday but could not prevent a 2-0 loss, with goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount knocking out the record 13-time European champions.

The centre half, who is out of contract at the end of the season, posted on Instagram beginning with the Spanish swear word ‘Jodidos’ to summarise the disappointment in the Los Blancos camp, with more than a million likes already.

Sergio Ramos urged his team to bounce back after their European defeat against Chelsea

The Blues knocked out Ramos' side after a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night

The Blues knocked out Ramos’ side after a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night

But Ramos gave his team-mates a passionate rallying cry, encouraging them to respond to the defeat by beating rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona to domestic victory.

The caption read: ‘F****d, yes. But we’re not finished. A history built on victories but #realmadrid has always risen from defeats. 

‘The league title is still there for us and we’re up for it. #HalaMadrid.’

The Spanish giants drew 1-1 in the first leg on April 27, giving them a decent shot of making the final, but were consistently outclassed against Thomas Tuchel’s men.

But Los Blancos captain Ramos encouraged his team-mates to target the LaLiga championship

But Los Blancos captain Ramos encouraged his team-mates to target the LaLiga championship

Despite talismanic defender Ramos returning to the XI, Real looked defensively vulnerable and could have lost by a larger margin were it not for the profligacy of Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kante.

Zinedine Zidane’s side currently lie second in LaLiga, level on points with Barcelona, with both teams two points off leaders Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos have a tricky end to the season, with their final four games coming against Sevilla, Granada, Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal, all of whom are ninth or above and have a shot at securing European football. 

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Sergio Ramos is back for Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea

Sergio Ramos is back for Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea and LaLiga title race run-in as veteran captain returns to training after nine-game injury absence

  • Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is fit and back for the club’s La Liga title run in 
  • Defender Ramos returned to full training on Friday and is available for selection 
  • Ferland Mendy and midfielder Federico Valverde will both miss Osasuna 

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is fit and back for the club’s La Liga title run-in as well as their Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea next Wednesday, coach Zinedine Zidane said.

After missing the last nine games in all competitions through injury, Ramos returned to full training on Friday and is available for selection for Saturday’s La Liga meeting with Osasuna.

‘He’s training with us and that means he’s able to play too,’ Zidane told a news conference.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is fit and back for the club’s La Liga title run-in

After missing nine games in all competitions through injury, Ramos returned to full training

After missing nine games in all competitions through injury, Ramos returned to full training

‘We’ll see what we do when we name the squad, but Sergio is fit and ready to play.’

La Liga appears set for closest title run-in in recent years as just three points separate the top four — Atletico Madrid, Real, Barcelona and Sevilla.

Defending champions Real sit second on 71 points, two off leaders Atletico, with five games remaining.

‘La Liga is always such a tough competition and it’ll be that way until the end,’ said Zidane.

The defender is available for selection for Saturday's La Liga meeting with Osasuna

The defender is available for selection for Saturday’s La Liga meeting with Osasuna

‘We want to win this league title, we know it’ll be difficult but we’re going to give everything to do so until the end of the season.

‘There’s obviously been a lot of games, players have had problems, but in a seasons all sorts of things happen. The important thing is that we’re ready to go out there and compete.’

Zidane confirmed that fullback Ferland Mendy and midfielder Federico Valverde will both miss the visit of Osasuna, as will long-term absentees Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal.

The Frenchman also said that defender Marcelo will be available for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea, despite being called up to work at a polling station for Monday’s regional elections in Madrid.

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