Real Madrid’s former star thinks they can take Atletico’s place in the La Liga.
has talked about the team’s form a few days before their big clash against their old rivals
, saying that
men are the only ones able to take Atletico’s place in the La Liga table.
Michel toldCadena SER
“The only team that can overtake the lead from Atleti is [Real] Madrid. I was surprised that Atleti got so tangled up.
“Madrid are strong and have more strength in depth than Barca. Madrid's two starting centre-backs [Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos] have been injured and the two who have played in their place [Nacho and Eder Militao] have been excellent.”
He has also talked about being a Real Madrid player as the rumors aboutRamos'
departure keep getting stronger with no agreement between the player and the club.
“If I were Ramos and a Real Madrid player, I would never leave,”
“But I don't know what's happening with the negotiations.
“I have lived in Real Madrid and I know what it means – not even the Spanish police could take me away. If Sergio Ramos stays it'll be much better for Madrid and for him.”
Real Madrid will face Barcelona after an impressive performance against Liverpool, which led to a 3-1 victory. Barcelona also has been in good form as they sit in the second spot in the La Liga table, one point behind the leaders.