'Critics were killing me last week' - Madrid skipper Ramos shirks hero tag

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The Blancos avoided a nervous second half at Napoli thanks to two goals from their talismanic captain, but he is not interested in personal glory

Sergio Ramos shirked the "hero" tag after scoring twice in Real Madrid's 3-1 Champions League win at Napoli, reminding the media that they were "killing" him for his performance in last week's 3-3 draw with Las Palmas.

Madrid appeared to be in a tricky situation in Naples on Tuesday when 1-0 down on the night at half-time, with Napoli needing just one more goal without reply to secure passage to the last eight.

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But Madrid rallied well after the interval and two Ramos headers in quick succession were added to late on by Alvaro Morata's close-range effort, securing a 6-2 aggregate triumph.

"A week ago the critics were killing me," Ramos told MEGA . "I am not a hero just before I scored two goals. I just try and do my work as well as I can.

"We suffered a lot in first half. If we knew the formula it would be very easy to fix. Sometimes things don't go as we train for and discuss.

"But provided that you remain positive and your attitude is good, then nothing is impossible."

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