The defender admitted that derbies with Barcelona are ecstatic affairs, while dismissing the suggestion Saturday’s defeat at Sevilla was a “disaster”
Los Blancos host their great rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu on November 21, with Rafa Benitez’s men having fallen three points behind the Liga leaders after Sunday’s shock loss at Sevilla.
Ramos has had his ups and downs against Barca, getting sent off in the infamous 5-0 loss at Camp Nou in 2010 but heading the winner in their meeting in March 2013.
Barca defender Gerard Pique claimed on Sunday that the Clasico “turns us on” and Ramos admitted he finds the derby nearly as arousing.
“I don’t know, I’ve never reached an orgasm personally during the Clasico – but almost,” the Spain international, who is a veteran in clashes with Barca having been at Madrid since 2005, quipped to reporters.
Ramos was speaking after Madrid’s 3-2 loss at Sevilla, a game in which he had opened the scoring with a spectacular overhead kick only to see the hosts mount a stirring comeback.
It was put to Ramos that the result was a “disaster” from Madrid’s perspective but he felt that such talk was over the top.
“Every person is free to use the adjective they want,” he added. “We didn’t play well and that is always reflected in the result but this is one of the most complicated grounds for visiting teams, not just Madrid.
“We know we played a poor game but we also have to recognise the great game Sevilla put in.
“I thought we were a little static. We’ve lost some very important points today and we’ve got to change our mindset. But we are still in the title race.”