Ramos: If I played for Barca…

Sergio Ramos claims “I may have picked up less red cards for Barcelona” as the Real Madrid defender also takes shots at Gerard Pique and Diego Simeone.

Speaking to Cadena COPE on Thursday, as a guest on El Partido de las 12, Ramos was asked for his opinion on Madrid’s rivals in the La Liga title race, and he made it clear there was no love lost between themselves, Barca and Atletico.

“[On Gerard Pique’s problem with Alvaro Arbeloa], these are childish things that experienced personnel like Pique should avoid,” he began.

“Despite this, I think a little humour never hurts, although it must be done at a certain time and, of course, without causing disrespect.

“[On Periscope], I’ve always tried to take good care of my privacy.

“Now, it turns out that what we complained about before, we make available.

“I’m not in favour of releasing everything [publicly], nor do I want to give nothing away. I take middle ground.

“Of course I’m glad when Barca lose. Whatever’s bad for Barcelona is good for Real Madrid.

“[On whether he prefers Barca or Atletico to lose], I’m not fussed.

“If I played for Barca, I may have picked up less red cards.

“Winning at Camp Nou struck a blow on the table. Morally and psychologically, it was hard for [Barca] to take.

“I admire Cholo [Diego Simeone], I like his philosophy and the performances he brings out of his teams, but I don’t like people who act the victim.”

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