The captain was self critical after this afternoon's defeat at Eibar: "Football is about results and when you don't match your rivals for intensity, you pay the price".
After this afternoon's defeat to Eibar, Sergio Ramos came out to face the music with the media in the mixed zone. The Real Madrid captain was critical about his own performance and insist in his case it's not a physical problem. "Football is about results and when you don't match your rivals for intensity, you pay the price".
Painful defeat: "We're annoyed. The idea was to reduce the distance with the teams at the top of the table and now we're further behind. We've turned into a crude team. I congratulate our rivals because they knew how to take advantage. We need to be self critical. We were not at the required level today and there are no excuses. In the top flight, you need to be at the maximum level to be able to compete. If you don't match your opponent in drive, intensity and rhythm, you get punished like we were today".
Look over what went wrong with a cool head
The opening goal: "When you get a negative result, you can enter into a negative dynamic. Today, we allowed our heads go down - now we have to take a look at what went wrong".
The 'Solari Effect' comes to an end: "We can't make an assessment in the heat of the moment, we need to take a step back and calmly analyze what we did badly. When you don't show attitude, everything becomes much harder".
Quality in the squad: "The squad is what it is, with the players we have".