​Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos claimed that he was 'proud' of his teammates despite Sunday's late 2-1 defeat at Sevilla.

Real were leading with five minutes remaining, but a Ramos own-goal and an injury-time strike from Stevan Jovetic turned the game on its head.

Defeat ended a 40-game unbeaten run for Los Blancos, but Ramos was determined to remain upbeat following a rare setback.

"When we win, we all win together, and when we lose it is the same - we were not able to kill the game off," he told ​Marca.

"This stadium is always very difficult [to visit]," he noted. "I am proud of the game. In the last few minutes we weren't able to handle ourselves, and Sevilla made it tight. We are leaders, so we have to keep going forwards.


"We didn't get too relaxed, we just did not know how to manage the game, as Luis Aragones used to say. One foul, and then some other things. But chin up.

"It has given us a good result [the 3-5-2], if we had won then the analyses would have been different. It more than worked."

Asked about his own goal, he added: "I haven't seen the passage of play, there isn't any need to single anybody out or apologise for it."


Ramos was given a relatively hostile reception at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but he dismissed any suggestions that it had an effect on him.

"When I went out onto the pitch, I intended to avoid it [the bad reception]," said Ramos. "The own goal was just one moment in the match. It was one of my best games here with Real Madrid.

"Sevilla have had a great first half of the season, they are a candidate [for the league]. We have to keep going, now we have to already think about Celta Vigo."