Sergio Ramos has urged his Real Madrid colleagues to put to one side their personal duels for a combined effort ahead of the Copa del Rey Final.
Los Blancos play host to next Frdiday’s event against rivals Atletico Madrid in dressing room disarray, amid continued focus on Iker Casillas’ omission from the starting line-up by Jose Mourinho having now pulled Pepe into the argument.
“It's time to put a stop to all the controversy, whether about the Coach, Iker or Pepe…” affirmed vice-captain Ramos on La Sexta this week.
“Now we need to find our team spirit, get focused and concentrate on the final.
“That's all that matters.
“We need to leave our egos aside and think about winning the final.
“Afterwards, we'll see.”
The defender confirmed that he is ‘on the mend’ from a hamstring injury and optimistic about returning for the final.