October 20, 2020

Sergio Ramos laments Madrid’s lack of focus in scrappy win at Granada – soccer



Actual Madrid captain Sergio Ramos criticised his aspect for falling into the entice of complacency in Monday’s 2-1 win at Granada in La Liga as they had been left determined for the ultimate whistle after strolling right into a two-goal lead within the opening 16 minutes. Zinedine Zidane’s aspect relaxed after objectives from Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema had acquired them off to a dream begin they usually practically paid for it as Granada peppered their space within the second half after Darwin Machis pulled a purpose again.

“With out realising it, we made the error of letting our guard down after getting a scoreline which we’d have been very pleased with,” Ramos stated.

“But it surely wasn’t adequate and at the moment you possibly can’t beat anybody until you might be totally targeted for 90 minutes. We gained the primary half and misplaced the second and though we acquired the victory we did issues we must always by no means do, like conceding an inexpensive purpose.”

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois needed to make an excellent save late on to protect Actual’s lead whereas Ramos blocked a shot on the goal-line, however his aspect recorded a ninth consecutive win to maneuver inside vary of securing the title.

Actual will land their first La Liga crown since 2017 with victory at dwelling to Villarreal on Thursday earlier than they go to Leganes on the ultimate day of the season subsequent Sunday.

“Profitable the league would imply loads to us, it could be the reward for the consistency we have now proven and for the way onerous we have now labored all year long,” added Ramos, whose aspect had been two factors behind Barcelona when the season was halted in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The lockdown served us effectively and proved to be a turning level as we labored on making ready to return to motion and set ourselves the target of successful the title.

“Now we’re within the title battle and I hope that on Thursday we will have fun it correctly.”