Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos believes the blame for his team’s 1-0 defeat at Sevilla lies fairly and squarely with the players.
Los Blancos suffered a second consecutive away defeat following the 2-1 reverse at Getafe and Spanish international Ramos was at a loss to explain the reasons.
“I don’t exactly know what is happening. It’s obvious we are struggling to win games in La Liga but I think you also have to give credit to Sevilla, who played really well,” he told reporters.
“The fans here get really behind their team and it’s somewhere that is really difficult to come to. I think we now have to sit down and analyse things and, of course, I include myself in that assessment, but it is the players who are to blame.”
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho said his team showed no commitment but Ramos feels the Portuguese has been a little hard on the players.
“It’s him who sees the game best and there is a time to consider what more we could have done, how we can improve and change our attitude, but it’s unusual he has been so hard on us after just four games after we have not been able to rise to the occasion.”
However, Ramos feels it is too early to pass judgement at such an early stage of the season.
“Now is not the time to comment because we have all week to reflect on what is happening to us.
“We can’t afford to think about it because on Tuesday we have an important Champions League game against Manchester City.”