Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has hit back at Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, after the former Manchester United star claimed the Catalan club lost to the “worst Real Madrid he has faced at the Santiago Bernabeu”, following their 2-0 defeat on Sunday night in the La Liga El Clasico.
Real Madrid overtook Barcelona on the LaLiga table, after goals from Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz.
DAILY POST recalls that Pique, speaking to reporters after the game, said he was surprised at how poorly the hosts played during the first half.
Pique said: “Real Madrid in the first half was the worst Madrid I’ve faced at the Bernabeu.
“We missed a good chance to hurt Real MadridReal Madrid.
“We played better than them in the second half, though, we lost balls, and they grew in confidence.”
Reacting to the development, Ramos said he would gladly play the same way in every El Clasico if it meant beating Barcelona.
“Everyone’s opinion is respectable,” Ramos told reporters as quoted by Spanish publication AS.
“I signed up to win all Clasicos by making a first-half as bad as he says.
“The approach was different. In the first half, we left the ball, and in the second we decided to go.
“They were not so fresh, and we started to generate chances.”