The Madrid captain Ramos watched from the stands due to suspension. Blancos lost 2-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Friday. So Pep Guardiola’s men advanced to the quarterfinals 4-2 on aggregate.

Real Madrid have ended their ‘extraordinary’ season

Sergio Ramos says Real Madrid were left with a “bitter aftertaste” after dropping out of the Champions League and ending their “extraordinary” season. The Madrid captain Ramos watched from the stands due to suspension. Blancos lost 2-1 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Friday. So Pep Guardiola’s men advanced to the quarterfinals 4-2 on aggregate. Madrid won the revamped Supercopa de Espana in January and claimed the LaLiga title after 11 matches unbeaten when the competition resumed after a coronavirus lockdown. Ramos is proud of these triumphs but is not taking a final-16 stage knockout in Europe well enough for a club to grow. “An extraordinary season is over and, the taste is bittersweet,” Ramos wrote on his social media account.

Real Madrid want more!

“This year has been tough for everyone. But we are Real Madrid, and we were determined to win everything. We must pay tribute to the victory in the Liga under such exceptional circumstances and the Spanish Supercup”. However, the dropping from the Champions League leaves us a bitter aftertaste: we wanted more. Now it’s time to take a break to come back and fight for the next season. This badge and this story always deserve it all. In victory, in defeat, always: HALA MADRID. Thanks for your unconditional support, even at a distance.” With Ramos missing on Friday, Madrid defender Raphael Varane made two uncharacteristic mistakes that led directly to goals for Man City.

 

After the match, Varane took full responsibility for the loss of his side, saying: “This defeat is mine, I must accept it. We prepared well, but you pay for your mistakes. I feel sad for my teammates.

The France international Varane was backed by his manager Zinedine Zidane as well as several teammates, including Rodrygo, who took an assist on Friday’s match. “It’s something that happens sometimes,” the Brazilian said after the game. “It’s a pity he is a great player, and I don’t think that will ruin his Real Madrid legacy”. The next season of LaLiga is due to start on September 12.