Solari on Ramos booking: "Sergio meant he forced the foul"

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari gave his opinion on Ramos' forced booking against Ajax: "The action speaks for itself, it doesn't need speculation".


Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari faced the media after this morning's training session to talk about tomorrow's league game against Girona. The coach also gave his opinion on Sergio Ramos' forced booking against Ajax: "The action speaks for itself, it doesn't need any speculation".

Not much time to recover between games: "We're all fine. We love competing. This is a very stimulating momentof the season; we are all united by the desire to win and we're looking forward to competing, and giving everything we've got in tomorrow's game". 

Do you think it's fair to punish players for purposely trying to get booked? "I don't make the rules. We don't make the rules". 

Real Madrid in training this morning

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Contract extensions for Valverde and Simeone: "I'm delighted for my fellow professionals. We are focused on the present, and in football, the present is the next game. It might sound trite, but it's true. The team's training well and hoping to put in a great performance tomorrow which is very important for us". 

Do you feel Madrid are being chased by Javier Tebas? "We're being chased by Atlético, Sevilla and Alavés. And we're chasing Barcelona. Ideally, we'd like everyone else to be chasing us.But we need to keep making an effort and racking up points". 

Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos in this morning's session in Valdebebas.

Solari on Sergio Ramos' yellow card against Ajax

Sergio Ramos' version of his booking against Ajax: "I'm not going to speculate about set-ups. As for what Sergio said, he's explained himself. It was a loaded question, you, the media, have your methods, your weapons". 

If he's booked tomorrow he's guaranteed not to miss El Clásico (through suspension: "We're not thinking about that. We're thinking about the game. We have to keep competing and win tomorrow, after that, we'll think about the next game".

What did you think on the booking given to Ramos? "I think the action speaks for itself".