Sergio Ramos: I've never had a problem with Mourinho

The defender was said to have become involved in a heated argument with the Portuguese coach a few of days after last month's Copa del Rey defeat by Barcelona at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid stopper Sergio Ramos has claimed that there is no residual ill feeling between him and Jose Mourinho as he insisted that he has never had any problem with the coach.

The pair were said to have become embroiled in a heated argument during training
two days after Los Blancos' 2-1 defeat by Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Ramos insists that he has nothing but admiration and respect for his Portuguese boss.

"He's a great coach and brings so much to the group," the Spain international told El Larguero.

"He is a person who one can learn a lot from in terms of commitment and professionalism. I never had any problem with him."

It was even claimed during the fallout from Madrid's defeat at home to Barca that certain players had been leaking information to the press.

Ramos was one of those implicated but he has rubbished a rumour that he was summoned to a meeting with club president Florentino Perez to explain his actions.

"He never called me to scold me," the defender declared. "His office always brings back only good memories for me because I almost always go there to renew my contract."

Turning his attention to the Liga title race, Ramos insisted that nobody at Madrid is getting carried away even though Los Blancos currently find themselves 10 points clear of nearest rivals Barcelona at the top of the table.

"It will be tight," he argued. "Hopefully we do not lose points. We have our feet on the ground and going game by game with the utmost humility because they are all finals for us."

Ramos is expected to line out for Spain in their midweek friendly against Venezuela before returning to club duty this weekend when Madrid host Espanyol at the Bernabeu.

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