Despite a mini-crisis at the beginning of the season, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes that 2018 will be remembered as a historic year for Los Blancos.
The trophy cabinet at Santiago Bernabeu saw two new entries last year after Madrid were crowned as the Champions League and Club World Cup winners. It was a third successive title for the Spanish giants in both the competitions.
The club held an open training session for fans at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, and Ramos had the opportunity to vocalise his views on how 2018 was a great year for the club.
“Hopefully in 2019 we can continue to maintain our streak of recent years but we will remember this year as an historic year,” he said.
“I hope that we can celebrate many more titles with our fans. Let all fans enjoy their team and have a fascinating 2019.”
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has dismissed speculation of him leaving the club in January, claiming he is “very happy” at the Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old has found himself out of favour since Santiago Solari took charge of the club in October and has yet to start in La Liga.
Despite being limited to appearances in Copa Del Rey and Champions League fixtures, the Spaniard has denied he is looking for an exit at Los Blancos.
“I’m not thinking about leaving in the winter market, I’m very happy, my goal is to win many titles at Real Madrid,” he said to Deportes Cuatro.
Former Real Madrid player Jeseis going through a rough phase in his career. After returning to his parent club Paris Saint- Germain from his loan spell at Stoke City, the forward missed the first two months due to appendicitis and has found it hard to break into the starting line-up ever since.
It is not just the lack of playing time that has bothered the forward. In an interview with SPORT, he revealed that he feels ostracised from his team-mates at his former club.
He said: “You realise a lot of things there. But that’s not a criticism, honestly, because everything does what they want.
“I thought I had friends in the Real Madrid dressing room but they’ve stopped being [my friends] because they haven’t worried about me or replied to my messages.”
“In Madrid, you live surrounded by people, but I felt alone.”