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Real Madrid forwards better than Barca's, says Ramos

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos spoke to ESPN ahead of the season to give them his views on the most talked about headlines this summer.

When asked about the team ahead of the season, Ramos believes the re-shuffle with manager and players at the Bernabeu is positive.

"We have had a change of manager and new signings and that's positive for the season where we have many aspirations. Theres a challenge to achieve the maximum possible titles," he said.

Ramos believes staying positive is key for success under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, and the team dwelling on the departure of Jose Mourinho will do more harm than good. 

"Last season did not cover previous success, I'd rather stay with the positive. We have to keep growing, improving and being ambitious to keep winning titles.

"Now is a new stage, with the new coach and signing, we are all very excited to get things done.

"We are going through that stage of transit and I can assure you that the whole team is delighted."

When asked about his performances last season, he simply responded with: "I do not think it was my worst season." 

Real Madrid will be looking to secure their tenth Champions League trophy having not won the competition since the 2000/01 season. 

"The Champions League is always the goal but it should not be an obsession. We must be convinced that we can achieve it," he said about the teams ambition to win Europe's premier club cup competition. 

Arch-rivals Barcelona have brought in Neymar over the summer and their attacking potential is scary. When asked about the strength of Barca, Ramos said: "Neymar and Messi? I like Cristiano, Ozil and Isco more.

"No doubt these are great players, but I'll take mine."

Madrid have strengthened their squad by recruiting midfield pair Asier Illarramendi and Isco - both Spain under-21 stars. The Spanish giants are still trying to land Gareth Bale for a world-record fee as look to overhaul Barca to the La Liga title. 

Starman Ronaldo has also been linked with a return to Manchester United, but is looking likely to remain in the Spanish capital. 

New coach Ancelotti came to Spain after winning Paris-Saint Germain their first French title for 19 years, and the defender says he is looking forward to working with him throughout the season.

"Every coach is different, a game system and philosophy. Every coach has his way, we are delighted to be working this way and hopefully he gives us titles." 

The 2013/14 season has all the making to be the best season ever.

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