Real Madrid: Ramos: Real Madrid gave Eibar gifts in the second half

Real Madrid A game of two halves for Los Blancos

Ramos: Real Madrid gave Eibar gifts in the second halfLaLiga

Sergio Ramos has admitted Real Madrid need to keep improving to avoid more second halves like their one against Eibar on Sunday.

Los Blancos weren’t as effective going forward in the final stages of their 3-1 win at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano and let Eibar back into the game.

“We did well and we worked hard to be in good shape,” Ramos said.

“The team is returning to action and to playing in the best way possible.

“It’s normal that we didn’t have a complete match.

“It’s normal not having the same intensity as the first half and we gave a few more gifts in the second.”

The centre-back was taken off in the 61st minute and was seen with an icepack on his thigh while sitting in the stands.

“It’s a simple annoyance,” he said on the matter.

“It was caused by overloading and it was a bit of prevention.”

Zinedine Zidane used all five of his substitutes in the second half to rotate his team.

“In general terms, we’re good [physically],” Ramos said.

“But we have to keep improving.

“I think having five substitutes is good for everyone, for all the teams.

“It benefits the big teams and everyone else.

“It’s going to come in handy because of the temperatures that are coming.”

Ramos made the most of his platform to speak about events of recent months in Spain with the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s been strange for everyone,” he said.

“As captain, I want to send a message of support to all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

“It’s been strange being at home, but good things come out of everything.

“Football serves as entertainment and it helps.

“Hopefully it reactivates the business side of things a bit.”

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