Sergio Ramos says people “shouldn’t be imagining things” when it comes to Real Madrid benefitting from decisions in an apparent riposte towards Gerard Pique and Barcelona.
Zinedine Zidane’s side moved back to the top of La Liga by virtue of their superior head-to-head record on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Real Mallorca, thanks to goals from Ramos and Vinicius Junior.
Madrid reclaimed top spot after La Liga’s return this month due to Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Sevilla last Friday, after which Pique suggested it would be hard to stop Los Blancos winning the title because VAR and referee decisions too often go their way.
Ramos, though, thinks such arguments are only being made now that Madrid have the edge in the title race.
“There’s a lot of noise in the media because we’re leaders again,” he told Movistar. “They didn’t talk so much before. They talk about VAR, but I don’t think anyone has an advantage over the season.
“We don’t pay attention to this noise. I don’t think they [the referees] take any predetermined decisions. It seems like we should be thanking the refs for being leaders! People shouldn’t be imagining things.
“We’ve been working hard and since the lockdown, we’ve been united, and we deserve to be where we are.”
Source: News update