Make no mistake. Real Madrid are going in for the kill in all competitions.
Off of the back of 22 consecutive wins, you might have been forgiven for thinking that Los Blancos would take their foot off of the pedal for a short time, with a view to ramping things up again at the business end of the campaign. Never in a million years.
Sergio Ramos wants his team-mates to go for the jugular in every single game, with the treble a realistic aim for Real Madrid in 2015.
Injuries the only threat
Speaking to Real's official website, the defender noted:
"I hope the year is at least as good as last year, that would be a good sign, although we do not just want to sit back and relax and we will aim to surpass last year and - why not - aim for the treble.
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"I hope the year is at least as good as last year, that would be a good sign, although we do not just want to sit back and relax and we will aim to surpass last year and - why not - aim for the treble."
"I would ask the fans to keep supporting us as they have done. We want them to keep placing their belief in us. We are going to give everything to have the best possible season and celebrate titles with them.
"I hope that injuries stay away in 2015 and that it is a good year for Sergio Ramos, that would help Madrid to have a good year too. I especially hope that we win titles; ultimately, that is what will be remembered."
At this point, injuries seem the be the only thing that could possibly derail Los Blancos tilt at the history books.
88 goals in all competitions at the start of January is a simply astonishing statistic but all-round excellence is what has put Carlo Ancelotti's men at the top of the world footballing tree.
Whilst Cristiano Ronaldo in particular grabs all of the headlines, alongside the other two members of the 'BBC', Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, it's worth noting that only Barcelona can boast a better defensive record than Real, and Ramos continues to provide important goals too.
There can't be too many teams that are better prepared than Real at this point to mount a realistic challenge on all three fronts. Continuing to take all before them in the Champions League, a first-ever defence of that trophy in the modern era seems a foregone conclusion.
La Liga, Copa assured?
A point ahead in La Liga but with a game in hand, a four-point cushion is as good as can be expected at the turn of the year. And despite Atletico Madrid becoming something of a bogey team to Real in the recent past, it must be remembered that it was Real that triumphed 5-0 on aggregate in last season's semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey, to wrestle the title from their cross-town rivals.
Real are playing with such confidence, but importantly with such intelligence and discipline, that it's hard to imagine them not bringing home the silverware. Sergio Ramos is at least convinced of it.
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