Ramos enjoying midfield run

Sergio Ramos believes he is adapting well to central midfield after another trial shift in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win at Sevilla on Saturday.

The 29-year-old, a defender by trade, was deployed further up the pitch once more against the Andalucians, having played there in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Atletico Madrid last month.

“I just dedicate myself to taking orders [from my Coach] and trying to give my best,” he said after the game.

“I’m gradually finding [central midfield] more comfortable. For me, the most important thing is to set a good example of myself. I don’t care what position I play.

“We knew it was going to be a game of life and death. I knew that because I used to play here, but we got three points to force Barcelona to keep winning.

“[On the penalty he conceded], these things happen in football. It wasn’t the first penalty committed, nor will it be the last.

“I committed the sin of wanting to get the ball back when I should remained patient.

“Until the champions are crowned, we’re obliged [to win every last game].

“It’s difficult because [Barca] are a team with very good consistency. [The title’s] not in our hands, so we have to give ourselves a chance in every game.

“Cristiano [Ronaldo] is a very optimistic player who lives for goals and punishes himself when he doesn’t score.

“He’s virtually indisputable and hopefully he can find a run of goals [before the end of the season].”

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