Sergio Ramos claimed that Real Madrid should be applauded for their La Liga and Spanish Supercup wins in the coronavirus impacted campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s men continued where they left off in the elite European club competition. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus hit the back of the net for City, while Karim Benzema scored for the visitors.
Real Madrid went into the Champions League encounter without Gareth Bale. However, it was the absence of Sergio Ramos that they felt the most in their Round of 16 second-leg meeting.
The long drawn out season finally comes to an end for Real Madrid. Ramos took out time to hail their achievements which included La Liga and Spanish Supercup triumphs.
The ferocious defender admitted that their Champions League elimination does leave a ‘bitter aftertaste’. He thanked the fans for their support and vowed to come back strong next season.
“An extremely strange season is over and the taste is bittersweet,” Ramos wrote on his Twitter account.
“This year has been very hard on everyone. But we are Real Madrid and we were set to win everything.”
“Credit must be given to winning the Liga under such exceptional circumstances and the Spanish Supercup.”
“However, being eliminated from the Champions League leaves us with a bitter aftertaste: we wanted more.”
“Now it is time to rest to come back and fight for the next season. This badge and this history always deserve it all. In victory, in defeat, always: HALA MADRID.”
“Thank you for your unconditional support, even in the distance.”
With Zinedine Zidane continuing at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ramos would be looking to add to his medals tally next season.