Ramos speaks on Real Madrid sacking Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has warned that sacking manager, Julen Lopetegui ‘would be crazy’ as there is still plenty of time for the Champions League holders to turn their season around.

Lopetegui is under massive pressure at the Santiagao Bernabeu just four months after taking over from former Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane.

Madrid suffered a 1-0 shock defeat to Alaves on Saturday evening in the La Liga to make it four matches without a win in all competitions.

The Los Blancos also lost to Sevilla and CSKA Moscow and played a draw with Atletico Madrid.

Ramos, however, wants the club not to change manager for a second time this year.

“Other people take decisions like that, but it’s never good when there is a change in coach. It would be crazy sacking Lopetegui,” Ramos was quoted by Sportmole as saying at post-match.

“We have to move on, because the season is very long and there’s a very long way to go. Whoever says Real Madrid are dead is always proved wrong in the long term.

“[The players] are the first people that need to do more to improve and we’re trying to do that. It’s not fair to point the blame at anyone, we’re all conscious of the reality.

“Results are what people talk about and especially when you lose, but we are still committed, we are still ambitious and we still want to win, it’s in our DNA. We’re on the right path despite the bad results.”

Real Madrid will now take on Levante in their next La Liga fixture.


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