Ramos: Real Madrid needs Clasico win now more than ever

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos understands the consequences of a defeat to Barcelona on Saturday.

"It will be a great match. There are no words to describe the Clasico. It is totally different, and the most important game in the world."   -  Getty Images

Sergio Ramos stressed the importance of the Clasico, insisting reigning LaLiga champion Real Madrid is "obliged to win now more than ever" as Barcelona continue to set the pace in Spain.

Madrid welcomes Barcelona to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, with the Catalan visitor 11 points clear of the Spanish and European champion.

Ramos' side does have a game in hand, though the captain understands the consequences of a Madrid defeat.

"It will be a great match," Ramos said at a sponsorship event on Tuesday. "There are no words to describe the Clasico.

"It is totally different, and the most important game in the world.

"We are obliged to win now more than ever due to the situation we find ourselves in, in order to remain in the fight for LaLiga."

Ramos added: "We come into it in good form after winning the Club World Cup, which always suits the team on a psychological level.

"We are eager to play and have been working hard this week, so hopefully we can get the three points that will allow us to stay close to those teams ahead of us."

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