Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists his team must win Saturday’s El Clasico clash with Barcelona if they are to stay in the title race.
Zinedine Zidane’s side trail the Catalan giants by 11 points but have a game in hand and a win on Saturday would close the gap further.
“There are no words to describe these occasions and this is sure to be another great match,” Ramos is quoted as saying by Marca.
“This is the most important match in the world, bigger than any other, and due to the situation we find ourselves we must win the game to continue fighting for La Liga.
“We enter the game in a good place having won the Club World Cup and this is a boost on a psychological level, and we are extremely keen to play as we want to make up lost ground on those above us.”