Ramos: Knew what to expect

Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid’s experience was the key to their victory over Bayern Munich. “We knew what we were in for…”

“The truth is that we knew what we were in for,” the defender told BeIN Sports after Los Blancos’ 2-1 win in their Champions Leaue semi-final first leg.

“The Champions League has these things. It was a great stadium and great match to play in.

“Despite having scored two goals, the team were solid and defended well. People expect us to win 3-0, but it was always going to be difficult.

“Now we have to kill the tie off at home. We still haven’t done anything, so we have to keep calm and have maximum respect for Bayern.

“Harder than last season? When you go ahead on the scoreboard, you unconsciously drop a little deep and suffer more.

“They went for the game, but we took advantage of the 1-1, defending well, and we knew how to kill off the game on the break.

“We have to learn from these things, which are what make us great. We’ve shown that we win, regardless of who plays.

“Vazquez for Carvajal? After Carvajal’s injury, it was up to Lucas to cover the right-hand side, and he gave his soul against Ribery, doing very well against one of the best in the world.

“It must be emphasised how solid the team were. We knew how to suffer and these things make the club even greater. Now we’ll keep trying to improve.

“Asensio? He’s a key player for us. Whoever plays must have the ability to contribute to the group.”

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