Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos Says He Will Sleep Better If Barcelona Lose

Published on: 07 March 2017

Real Madrid central defender Sergio Ramos has said that he was happy that his side defeated Napoli to get into the quarterfinals of the Champions League and added that he will be happier and sleep better if Barcelona get eliminated.

Ramos scored the equaliser for Real, before seeing his header deflected into the goal byDries Mertens, helping his team come back after conceding early when Mertens scored.

The result had anyway been taken care of, but Alvaro Morata's goal was the icing on the cake, taking Los Merengues to a 6-2 win on aggregate.

Sergio Ramos: "I will be happier if Barcelona lose, I'll sleep more easily."

Speaking to reporters after the match, as perMarca, the defender said, "A week ago, the critics were killing me so I'm not going to claim to be a hero now after scoring these goals.But what better way for me to celebrate 100 matches [in Europe] than by scoring?"

He then spoke about the match, giving credit to Napoli for their performance, saying, "We suffered a lot in the first half.If we knew the formula to always play well, things would be very easy.Things don't always go to plan but when the attitude is good, everything else follows."

As a passionate player who has been extremely important for Real Madrid for the last 13 seasons, the defender has expressed many times his dislike for Barcelona, and has shown his big-match temperament time and time again.

Just before signing off, the club captain, who has now scored 10 goals this season, sent a jibe in the direction of Real's Catalan rivals.

He said, "I'll be happier if Barcelona lose, I'll sleep more easily," referring to how the Catalans are on the brink of elimination from the Champions League, as they trail 4-0 after the first leg.

Considering that Real are involved in a close battle with Barcelona for the La Liga title, it is natural that Ramos would want them to go out, in the hope that their season could get derailed after the loss.