‘We feel responsible for this situation’: Sergio Ramos claims Real Madrid squad are to blame for Julen Lopetegui sacking as they travel to Africa for Copa del Rey clash against Melilla
- Sergio Ramos took to Instagram to discuss Julen Lopetegui’s sacking
- Lopetegui was sacked on Monday as Real Madrid manager after dismal results
- Real begin the post-Lopetegui era away at Melilla in the Copa del Rey last 32
Sergio Ramos insists the blame for Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal should solely lay at the feet of he and his Real Madrid team-mates.
Lopetegui was sacked as Real manager on Monday night following their humiliating 5-1 defeat at eternal rivals Barcelona just the day before.
B-team coach Santiago Solari has been put in temporary charge with Real due to play Melilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.
Sergio Ramos has taken to Instagram to take responsibility for Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal
Lopetegui was sacked as manager of Real on Monday following defeat by Barcelona on Sunday
And ahead of that game, Ramos took to Instagram to address the situation with Lopetegui.
‘We’re aware and feel responsible for this situation,’ he wrote.
‘But this is no time to talk, it’s time to act. Today’s the first step. #HalaMadrid.’
Real are in Africa after drawing third tier UD Melilla in the last 32.
Melilla is a tiny Spanish enclave of about 4.7 square miles on the north coast of Morocco, with a population of about 86,000.
B-team coach Santiago Solari has been put in temporary charge of the Spanish giants
Madrid take on Segunda Division B side Melilla on Wednesday evening in Copa del Rey
Gareth Bale plays a pass under the watchful eye of caretaker manager Solari on Tuesday
Bale cracks a smile during the intense training session at their base on Tuesday morning
Ramos (pictured on Tuesday) will be hoping Real can get back to winning ways on Wednesday
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