Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said that he is extremely satisfied with this season’s achievements. Real Madrid are close to lifting the league title for the first time in three years, but they have been eliminated on the domestic and European cups.

However, it will be the exit from the Champions League at the semi-final stage that will hurt the most for Real Madrid. Despite having the second leg at home, Real Madrid were not able to push their advantage after they suffered an exit from the Champions League on penalties at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Yet, Sergio Ramos reckons that it has been a successful season for Real Madrid mainly because they have managed to get the league title from the clutches of Barcelona. Even more satisfying is the fact that they have actually managed to inflict first defeat on Barcelona in the league for more than three years. Hence, the defender says that it is a more than successful campaign and he cannot wait for the next season to start. Real Madrid have a seven point lead over Barcelona in the title race with only three matches remaining. They can secure the title this weekend if they win and Barcelona failed to win their match.

“We tried everything but we knew we faced the likes of [Arjen] Robben, [Franck] Ribery and [Mario] Gomez. The match went through many different phases after our second goal. We can’t attack all the time. We must move on. This hurts because the final was within our reach. It’s a real shame to be eliminated in a penalty shoot-out. It is something you never want. We must hold our heads high,” Ramos said after the 2-1 second leg win over Bayern Munich. Real Madrid went out of the competition from penalties after the 3-3 aggregate draw.