Ramos ‘hurt’ by Valencia loss

Sergio Ramos admits he is 'hurt' by Real Madrid’s 2-1 defeat to Valencia but insists the side will not suffer as a result of their streak ending.

Los Blancos's run of 22 straight victories in competitive matches was halted at Mestalla on Sunday, leaving the defender to express his regret at the result, although he was adamant his team would take the disappointment in their stride.

“Not to take anything away from Valencia, I’m hurt by the loss of the three points and the end of the streak, but the season is long. Now we must go for the League,” he told Canal+.

“[Valencia] played their system and managed to do well. They filled up the middle of the park and took all the points.

“Not at all [has losing the streak made Madrid weaker], I think if anything [the streak] has characterised this group’s humility and work ethic.

“Moreover, it’s made us stronger. We’ll surely continue to grow as a team.”

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