The defender believes the team’s now feared across the world once more and admits his Champions League equaliser was one of the best moments of his life
Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid have rediscovered an aura around the club following their impressive successes in 2014.
The defender scored crucial goals in the finals of the Champions League and the Club World Cup, while he also lifted the Copa del Rey in a remarkable year which has seen Madrid set a new record for consecutive victories.
The Spain international says he will not soon forget his decisive, equalising header against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon and feels Carlo Ancelotti’s side now instil fear and respect in their opponents wherever they go.
“2014 has been a fantastic year. Not only because of the trophies, but the way they were won. Ancelotti has got every player playing to a high level,” he told the club’s official website.
“The team has recovered the spot that it had lost. That respect that everyone had for Real Madrid is there at every ground.
“The Decima was a unique moment. It’s a source of pride to have gone down in Madrid’s history with a goal that came when there was very little time left. Bringing that source of joy to fans is one of the best moments in my life.
“If we continue in this vein, the team is a contender to have a great year.”
Real Madrid are in the midst of a 22-game win streak in all competitions since back-to-back losses towards the start of the season.