The Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said that he played for the new season to start, which would enable them to start the defence of the title. Real Madrid managed to lift the league title for the first time in three seasons last season, but they will be facing an even greater challenge from Barcelona in order to retain the same this time around. However, the defender Sergio Ramos has said that he is confident that Real Madrid will be able to retain the title due to the small, but influential signings they have made in the transfer window.

Real Madrid have been closely linked with the Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, who is expected to become the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle for the manager José Mourinho. He has already indicated that winning the Champions League will have a preference over winning the league title. The defender Sergio Ramos, however, has said that Real Madrid have the quality to win both titles because of the strength in depth within the squad. Real Madrid will be returning to the la Liga action after a successful pre-season tour in the United States. Sergio Ramos was one of the standout players for Real Madrid in the pre-season.

“I think this was a good game to tune up the team before the season. It will start with a title at stake [the Supercopa] against Barcelona. We already want La Liga to begin. These tours are helpful because we can have some experiences as a team that we cannot have during the season. We have to be thankful for that. It’s notorious the way people react to what Real Madrid mean in the football world and we have to give thanks for that,” said Sergio Ramos after the completion of the US pre-season tour.